Reflections 2014-15PTA Reflections 2014-15

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression.  The theme for the 2014 – 2015 National PTA Reflections® program is “The World Would be a Better Place if…” Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.

Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine.  You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories as you like.  Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form (word format |pdf format).  Be sure to reflect the theme in your work. 

SEM Deadline to submit:
Now Extended to: Friday, November 14.

Entries will be judged by knowledgable staff and guests. Names will not be visible on submissions. 20% of our SEM entries will advance to the Trinity Council of PTA, where 30 of theirs will advance to State competiton, and finally 30 of those advance to National competition.

Categories: Download General Rules

Literature – Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story (must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches) Download Literature rules.

Visual Arts – Original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork (must be flat, not more than 3/8 inches thick, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat) Download VisualArts rules.

Photography – Original black-and-white or color image, single print or collage (maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat) Download Photography rules.

Musical Composition –Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics (maximum time 5 minutes, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted.)  Download Musical Composition rules.

Dance Choreography – Original dance choreographed by the student with up to 3 dancers. (maximum time 3 minutes, should be submitted on a CD or DVD) Download Dance Choreography rules.

Film Production – Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated (no PowerPoint, maximum time 5 minutes, CD or DVD) Download Film Production rules.

More information can be found on the Texas PTA website.

Chart of Awards Levels
These awards will be announced in early November (Date TBA), and repeated at our annual awards night in the Spring.

Award of Excellence

These entries are excellent interpretations of the Reflections theme, exceptionally creative, and executed extremely well. These will advance to the next level.

Top 20%
Award of Merit

These entries are very good interpretations of the Reflections theme, very creative, and executed very well.

Honorable Mention

These entries are good interpretations of the Reflections theme, are creative, and executed nicely.


Every student entry should be recognized for the student having thought about the theme and trying their best to create an entry that interprets it.

All entries not otherwise awarded