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Reflections

Entries Advance to California State PTA

PTA Reflections News: Our Thirty-Second District PTA recently held it’s judging of the PTA Reflections Art competition. We are delighted that the following entries from our San Ramon Valley Council of PTA’s received awards in their respective categories and are moving on to the California State PTA level competition!

We are so excited to see our San Ramon Valley Unified School District students taking part in our Reflections program. Thank to all the Reflections Chairs from each of our units who worked so hard to make sure our students could take part in this wonderful competition. Congratulations to all! 

 

Visual Arts
• Anjali S, Live Oaks Elementary - Primary (K-2)
• Ariana S, Los Cerros Middle School - Middle (6-8)

Dance
• Emilia D, Coyote Creek Elementary - Primary (K-2)
• Madeline R, Greenbrook Elementary - Intermediate (3-5)  

Middle (6-8) - Isha Sarkar, Windemere Ranch
• Alexis I, Monte Vista High School - High School (9-12)

Music Composition
• Samantha K, Twin Creeks Elementary - Primary (K-2)
• Lucas Z, Live Oaks Elementary - Intermediate (3-5)

Film Production 
• Sienna S, Golden View Elementary - Intermediate (3-5)

 

If you are ready to start thinking about next year’s competition, the 2017-2018 PTA Reflections theme is “Within Reach”.

Congratulations!

We received over 150 entries for our Reflections competition!  Entries were on display at the SRVCPTA Showcase on December 9th.  Congratulations to all the students taking part in the program.  Awards were presented to the following students, with Awards of Excellence advancing on to the 32nd District level of the competition:

 

Visual Arts

Award of Excellence:

Primary Division: Anjali Sandil, Live Oak

Intermediate Division: Kaavya Vipul, Tassajara Hills

Middle School: Ariana Schwarz, Los Cerros

High School: Sharon Yoo, Dougherty Valley

 

Honorable Mentions:

Freddy Tak, Golden View

Sera Takayoshi, Coyote Creek

Rachel Lee, Quail Run

Vihan Shah, Hidden Hills

Raniya Rajan, Coyote Creek

Nivedha Kumar, Windemere Ranch

Zahra Kadir, Cal High

 

 

Literature

Award of Excellence:

Primary Division: Rishi Singh, Coyote Creek

Intermediate Division: Aryan Gupta, Hidden Hills

Middle School: Sanjana Ranganathan, Gale Ranch

High School: Jill Lee, Dougherty Valley

 

Honorable Mentions:

Kashvi Kaveri, Live Oak

Maya Bhatt, Creekside

Bhavana Maram, Quail Run

Emil Kalin, Montair

Kavya Anand, Windemere Ranch

Vidhima Shetty, Cal High

 

 

Film Production

Award of Excellence:

Primary Division: Alexa Yeung, Coyote Creek

Intermediate Division: Sienna Stocco, Golden View

Middle School:Ariana Sarafinejad, Charlotte Wood

 

Honorable Mentions:

Rithika Saxena, Golden View

Akshat Ubale, Hidden Hills

Shlok Kunjoor, Creekside

Madelin Harris, Pine Valley

Samantha Yeung, Gale Ranch

 

 

Music Composition

Award of Excellence

Primary Division: Samantha Kritzer, Twin Creeks

Intermediate Division: Lucas Zhou, Live Oak

Middle School: Prisha Srivastava, Windemere Ranch

 

Honorable Mentions:

Sofie Donati, Coyote Creek

Zachary Jarvis, Montair

Rahul Pothi Ninoth, Gale Ranch

 

 

Dance Choreography

Award of Excellence:

Primary Division: Emilia Donati, Coyote Creek

Intermediate Division: Madeleine Roytfeld, Greenbrook

Middle School: Isha Sarkar, Windemere Ranch

High School: Alexis Iritani, Monte Vista

 

Honorable Mentions:

Keerthi Eraniyan, Bella Vista

Sarah Starks, Coyote Creek

Prisha Srivastava, Windemere Ranch

Kia McCormick, Dougherty Valley

 

 

Photography

Award of Excellence:

Primary Division: Siri Kelshikar, Coyote Creek

Intermediate Division: Samuel Sheyman, Tassajara Hills

Middle School: Samantha James, Iron Horse

High School: Sha Luo, Dougherty Valley

 

Honorable Mentions:

Joshua DiGiovanni, Walt Disney

Annia McCormick, Coyote Creek

Sahishnu Prasanna, Montevideo

Aarushi Choudhary, Pine Valley

Kavya Anand, Windemere Ranch

 

Special Artist Awards

Literature: Sammy Cooper, Diablo Vista

2016-2017 Theme

 

"What Is Your Story?" That’s the theme for the 2016-17 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.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts.

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.

State-level winners were recognized at the 2016 California State PTA Annual Convention and will be posted online soon. National-level Award of Excellence honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artworks are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit. See the list of National winners.

Reflections Showcase

This years Reflections Showcase will be on December 9, 2016 from 5.30pm-7.00pm at Pine Valley Middle School.  Awards Ceremony is at 6pm.

Reflections Chair

For questions, email our Reflections Chair.

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM STUDENT PARTICIPANT FORMS

 
  • Local Student Entry Form – available in English and Spanish
  • Local Consent Form (Dance/Film/Photo) – available in English and Spanish

REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM RULES AND GUIDELINES

 
  • General Rules – available in English and Spanish
  • Abridged Summary of Rules – available in English
  • Dance Choreography – available in English
  • Film Production – available in English
  • Literature – available in English
  • Music Composition – available in English
  • Photography – available in English
  • Visual Arts – available in English and Spanish
    • NEW 3-D Artwork Guidelines – available in English
  • Special Artist – available in English
  • Art Form Identification for Photography and Visual Arts – available in English