2017 - 2018 Reflections Art Contest

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme. A student may submit an entry in any of the following six art categories. 

Your child doesn’t have to be a protégé of Monet, Gene Kelly or Steven Spielberg to participate… Reflections is for everyone!


Participation is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. 











Entries Due: Monday, October 30, 2017

Early Turn-in Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Celebration and Family Art Night: 
 Friday, Nov 17th, 6:00PM to 8:00 PM

Come join the Apollo PTA in celebrating all the young artists in the school! All Reflections entries will be displayed in the MPR and the finalists will be announced. There will also hands-on art projects for all students! All students who attend must be chaperoned by an adult.


ENGLISH: Student Entry Form

SPANISH:  Student Entry Form



General Rules


It is important that all students follow the rules laid out by the Reflections program and that entry forms be filled out completely and signed by a parent or guardian to avoid being disqualified. 

Please review the GENERAL RULES

Questions?  Contact reflections@apollopta.org.




Dance Choreography

Originally choreographed dance composition.

Dance Rules

Music Composition

Original musical composition, with or without words.

Music Rules

Film Production

Original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.

Film Rules


Prints up to 11 x 14 inches in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.

Photography Rules


Works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.

Literature Rules

Visual Arts 2D

Drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.

Visual Arts Rules - 2D




Special Artist Division


Qualifying students entering this non-graded division create their own artwork, but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

Special Artist Rules



Visual Arts 3D

Architecture carpentry, ceramics, crafts, design, dioramas, fiber work, jewelry, kites, dioramas, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture and wind chimes.

Visual Arts Rules - 3D