WELCOME TO THE 2020-21 REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM!

“I Matter Because…”  That’s the theme for the 2020-21 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

The Reflections Promise: To help all students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. 

Entries for the contest should interpret the theme, expressing what “I matter” means through the following 7 categories (click onto each category for submission rules):

Special Artist

Dance Choreography

Film Production

Literature

Musical Composition

Photography

Visual Arts

Submissions are now 100% online! Deadline is October 14th

Watch these wonderful messages from VV Staff sharing why they matter and why you should tell us why YOU matter!

Randi HaynesMrs. Jacobs and Mr. JurakMrs. WilliamsMrs. Schiano, Mrs. Lopez, Mrs. Haynes, Mrs. Marks, Mrs. Weireter, Mrs. Herzog

The deadline for submitting any entries to the Reflections Art Program is coming up on October 14th! 

Anyone can enter because in this program, INTERPRETATION OUTWEIGHS TECHNICAL SKILLS! Tap into your inner artist and share it with us! Whether it be through a painting, an original song, a dance, even a movie! All submissions are now 100% VIRTUAL! 

Please feel free to drop in on Monday, October 12th from 4-4:45pm to ask questions or learn more about how to submit your entries with our parent volunteer, Lilli LaBuen. 

RSVP with Lilli LaBuen at reflections@vistaverdepta.org to receive a Zoom link and password.

THE 2021-22 NATIONAL PTA REFLECTIONS THEME CONTEST!

The search is on to find the 2022-2023 National PTA Reflections Theme!  One exceptional concept will be chosen to inspire thousands of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create original works of art in dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts. 

The winner will be selected by a team of National PTA volunteers. The winning student is awarded $100, national recognition and the honor of inspiring hundreds of thousands of artists across the nation as they participate in the Reflections program. Check out the winning themes from the past 50+ years here.

THEME SUBMISSIONS WILL OPEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 AND CLOSES ON NOVEMBER 1, 2020!

Thanks to Rylee Stier, from Burney Elementary PTA in Burney, CA for her theme suggestion this year of I Matter Because…

PTA believes all students deserve the opportunity to take part in the Arts, both in school and in the community. The Arts can positively affect the entire school culture—especially student motivation, attitudes, and attendance—which encourages students to stay in school, succeed in school, succeed in work, and succeed in life!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT LILLI LABUEN GILLEN AND ROXANNE CARTER AT REFLECTIONS@VISTAVERDEPTA.ORG