Reflections Program

Reflections Program

General Information

The National PTA Reflections Program is the PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It is a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves.

Students submit their artwork to the West Lake Elementary PTA for initial judging. Local winners then advance to the Wake County Council round. Council winners advance to the state round. Top entries from the State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging.


2016-2017 Theme: “What Is Your Story?”

Families can support their children’s participation by creating time and space for students to work on their entries, providing encouragement and needed materials and volunteering to support the Reflections Program.  Watch the National PTA’s You Tube video “What is Your Story

Entries should represent students’ unique creativity – adults are welcome to encourage students but are asked not to assist in any way with their interpretation of the theme or artistic expression.

Student Entry Form

General Rules

Arts Categories:

2016-2017 Schedule:

September – Entry instructions and information to be posted on the PTA website.  Flyers sent home.

September-October – Students work on projects.

October 21st 6:50 -7:40 am – First collection of Reflections artwork (school lobby).

October 28th 6:50 -7:40 am – Final collection of Reflections artwork (school lobby).

October 31st – November 11th – Artwork displayed at WLE.

November 7th -11th – WLE entries judged at the school.*

November 14th – Announcement of school-level winners.

Mid November – date pending – Submission of winning entries to Wake County Reflections Council.

Jan PTA General Meeting – WLE awards ceremony

April – Reflections Arts Celebration: McKimmon Center, Raleigh.

May – National PTA awards announced.

*Judging dates subject to change depending on Wake County Reflections Council submission date.

For additional information, visit the NC PTA Reflections website.

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