• BPS PTA Reflections

    National PTA Reflections

    2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Art Program

    This year's theme is:  Show Your Voice!

    Artists, photographers, dancers, composers, filmmakers and authors are invited to participate in the National PTA Reflections program. This program offers all BPS students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Reflect on the theme. Create an original work. Be recognized!

    Reflect on this year's theme and submit original artwork in any of the following categories:

    Visual Arts
    Musical Composition
    Dance Choreography
    Film/Video Production
    Special Artist

    Deadline: November 18 at 4:00 pm

    General Reflections Information

    • The purpose and goal of the program is participation in and appreciation for the arts. Although organized in a contest format, the goal of Reflections is to encourage participation. Students are celebrated for their participation at every level.
    • Categories:  Students may submit an entry in any of the following six arts areas: Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, or Film Production.
    • Divisions:  Participation in the Reflections Program is organized by school grade. The five grade divisions are as follows:
      • Primary – Preschool – Grade 2
      • Intermediate – Grades 3-5
      • Middle School – Grades 6-8
      • High School – Grades 9-12
      • Special ArtistThe National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities, who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504, to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program. 
    • Artwork Evaluation/Judging:  Judges are asked to evaluate and score entries according to:  how well the art relates to the theme (40%), creativity (30%), and technical aspects of the medium (30%).  This means that a well-developed concept is more important than technique.  Click here to read how judges are asked to determine their scores.
    • Tiered Judging:  The Reflections Program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, district, state, and national PTA levels. 

    Submission Guidelines

    • All entries must be original and inspired by this year's theme "Show Your Voice".
    • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Plagiarized entries will be disqualified.
    • Only one student may submit an entry (no collaborations). 
    • A student can submit a maximum of one entry per category, BUT a student may enter multiple categories.
    • Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production entries can have performers other than the entering student BUT the student submitting the entry MUST BE the composer, choreographer or producer/director. 
    • Please make sure that your artist’s name/initials are NOT INCLUDED ANYWHERE on the artwork – or contained inside any music, dance or film files – or the entry will be disqualified.
    • Please make sure that you have completely read and complied with all of the rules for the category to which you are submitting.
    • In all cases, please make certain that digital files are in the appropriate format as specified in the rules for the category to which you are submitting.

    How to Submit

    • Please make sure that the entry form/consent forms are filled out COMPLETELY:
    • Reflections entries may be submitted one of two main ways.  Either:
      • Online using the Quarton PTA Reflections Art Submission Google Form.
      • Or to the Quarton Front Office by dropping off completed, signed paper copies of the Quarton PTA Reflections PDF Entry Form and Consent Form(s), if applicable – along with the original artworks or digital copies of the works.
    • If you would like to submit contest entries, but do not have access to a computer and/or printer…or you otherwise require assistance to submit your child’s entry for the contest:
      • Please reach out directly to either of the Quarton PTA Reflections Co-Chairs:  Melissa Miller Farr / Daniela Antovski – via information as listed in the Family Directory – or to quartonptareflections@gmail.com
      • Or to the Quarton Front Office and they will put you in touch with the Co-Chairs.
    • All entries must be received NO LATER THAN 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
    • For a more detailed version of the submission process and details, please see Quarton PTA Reflections – FAQ and Additional Information.

    Awards and Recognition

    • All Quarton students who submit entries to PTA Reflections will be invited to attend a special celebration, held during the regular school-day, with the principal. 
    • Winners at the school District and State Levels, respectively, will be invited to attend special celebrations at each of these levels too.
    • More than ninety (90+) students were recognized at the National Level, with scholarships of $800 (Outstanding Interpretation Award) or $200 (Award of Excellence).

    Helpful Links

    For additional information, please see: BPS PTA Reflections Home PageMichigan PTA Reflections Home Page, or National PTA Reflections Home Page


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    2021-2022 BPS State PTA Reflections Results

    2021-2022 Michigan State PTA Reflections Results

    2021-2022 National PTA Reflections Results


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    2024-2025 Theme Search Contest:

    The search is on for a future Reflections theme! Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest.  Through the annual search process, one winning student's theme will inspire the hundreds of thousands of student artists that participate in the 2024-2025 Reflections program.  The winning student will also receive a $100 award and national recognition.

    Theme Search entries need to be submitted by NOVEMBER 18, 2022.

    Please complete the following (Theme Search Submission Form) and follow the instructions.


    Questions?  Email: quartonptareflections@gmail.com