Reflections Art Recognition Program for the 2018-19 School Year
The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students that provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages (Preschool to Grades 12) to unleash their creative talents and be inspired, express themselves imaginatively in their artwork and receive positive recognition for their original works of art. In addition to this, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.

The theme for 2018-19 is "Heroes Around Me"
• Deadline to turn in entries will be Friday November 30, 2018
• Bring entries to the PHS Front Office by 3:30 pm (Reflections Art Collection Box)
• PHS Reflections Showcase to be held in December (Date – TBD)

How to Participate
To participate, students must complete above Entry Form, Consent Form (Consent Form required for Dance Choreography, Film Production and Music Composition entries only) and submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme, for the Reflections Program. All entries must be submitted in accordance to the rules and turned in at PHS Front Office Reflections Art Collection Box by Friday November 30th, 2018 at 3:30 pm be considered. The art areas for this year are:
• Dance Choreography
• Film Production
• Literature
• Music Composition
• Photography
• Visual Arts

Special Artist Division
The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students with physical, cognitive or mental health challenges. These students will follow all general and arts category rules, but may submit an entry in the grade division most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities.

Reflections Program Levels
Reflections is a nation-wide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by National PTA. Student Reflections' entries at a school are first recognized, judged and celebrated by the local PTA unit, then the winning entries move on to council. County, State and National level.

More Information:
For Montgomery county, digital forms are required for all entries
(DVD or USB). To submit a valid entry, the followings are required:


1. The original art follow the rules of the relevant category
2. The digital forms of the art
3. The entry form with all your information filled (we will fill the school information later)
4. The entry form, digital forms of the art and the original art (if possible) in a A4 size envelope


• Official Handbook - http://www.mdpta.org/documents/MDPTA2018-19ReflectionsHandbook-final.pdf
• Official Rules - http://www.mdpta.org/documents/18-19ReflectionsOfficialRules.pdf
• Rule Sheets for the 6 Art areas - http://www.mdpta.org/documents/Appendix3RulesSheetsforSixArtsAreas.pdf
• Special Artists (504 and IDEA) rules - http://www.mdpta.org/documents/Appendix4SpecialArtistDivisionRules.pdf
• Student Entry Form (to be submitted with the art work) http://www.mdpta.org/documents/Appendix22018-2019MarylandStudentEntryForm.pdf
• Judging Rubric - http://www.mdpta.org/documents/Appendix5JudgingInformation.pdf


Questions?

Please contact PHS PTSA Reflections Chairpersons – Jin Liu jinliu1299@yahoo.com and Minita Benipuri mbenipuri@yahoo.com
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