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Advancing Entries To Council

Follow these steps to advance your school's entries to Council
How To Advance Entries


Please complete following form and submit with advancing entries:

Unit Participation Form


Also complete this spreadsheet and e-mail to Bhu or Susanna:

Advancing Entries Spreadsheet


Have entrants use this form if there are other students participating in the entries

Consent Form

Reflections Logos & Flyers

Download the appropriate Reflections logos and flyers to create customized, posters, banners and other materials to help promote the program to your school community.

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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.

California State Reflections Program 2015-2016 Results

CA PTA Recognizes Seven San Ramon Valley Students for

Reflections Program "Let your Imagination Fly" 2015-2016


The results from California State PTA in the state level Reflections Program 2015-2016 are in, and we are so pleased to share that seven students of San Ramon Valley are recognized! These students are:


Award of Excellence:

Karina B.

Special Artist- Dance Choreography

San Ramon Valley High PTSA


Award of Merit:

Abhinav A.

Music composition

Dougherty Valley High School PTSA


Carson F.

Film Production

Charlotte Wood Middle School PTA


Madeleine R.

Dance Choreography - Primary

Greenbrook Elementary School PTA


Convention Display:

Soolynn B.

Visual Arts - Primary

Quail Run Elementary School PTA


Sierra C.

Photography – Intermediate

Live Oak PTA


Michelle L.

Visual Arts

Dougherty Valley High School PTSA


Congratulations to these students!

Although only ‘Award of Excellence’ winner advances to National PTA, but all our SRV students deserve a big hand for their participation and achievement, as they competed with many talented entries from all throughout the state of California and came out Merit winners. These students will be receiving their awards and certificates from California State PTA (CAPTA) in the mail, and their art will be on display at the CAPTA State Convention in San Diego, May 4 – 7, 2016.

2015-2016 District Reflections Results


Congratulation to all 13 entries from SRVCPTA , who were presented “Award of Excellence” , at 32nd District Reflections Showcase , in recognition of advancement to the California State of PTA level of Reflections Program and their entries will be displayed at the State Convention !!



Madeleine R.                     Primary                            Green Brook Elementary


Ella F.                                Middle School                  Charlotte Wood MS


Karina R. B.                      Special Artist                    San Ramon Valley HS



Annia M.                           Intermediate                    Coyote Creek Elementary


Carson F.                         Middle School                  Charlotte Wood MS



Aditi R.                             Middle School                  Diablo Vista Middle School



Saira T.                           Primary                             Greenbrook Elementary


Abhinav A.                     High School                      Dougherty Valley HS



Seirra C.                        Intermediate                      Live Oak Elementary


Owen C.                        Middle School                   Stone Valley MS


Anjali V.                         High School                      Dougherty Valley HS



Soolynn B.                    Primary                              Quail Run Elementary School


Michelle M. L.               High School                        Dougherty Valley HS


*Following 2 entries in “Visual Arts” from SRVCPTA were presented “Award Of Merit”


Dhruv G.                        Intermediate                             Live Oak Elementary School

Ryan S.                          Special Artist                           Charlotte Wood Elementary School

SRVCPTA 2015-16 Reflections Showcase Results

Congratulations to all the SRVCPTA's Reflections 2015-16  Participants!



Madeleine R.                   Primary Grade level                Green Brook Elementary

Kaavya V.                        Intermediate Grade                  Tassajara Hills Elementary

Ella F.                              Middle School)                         Charlotte Wood MS

Hannah M.                      High School                              Dougherty Valley HS

Karina B.                         Special Artist                             San Ramon Valley HS


Anuj G.                            Primary Grade level                  Hidden Hills Elementary

Annia M.                          Intermediate Grade                 Coyote Creek Elementary

Carson F.                         Middle School                           Charlotte Wood MS


Amber K.                          Primary Grade Level              Hidden Hills Elementary

Tara C.                             Intermediate                            Creekside Elementary

Aditi R.                             Middle School                          Diablo Vista Middle School

Heather N.                       High School                             Monte Vista HS


Saira T.                           Primary Grade Level              Greenbrook Elementary

Venya M.                         Intermediate Grade                Live Oak Elementary

William L.                         Middle School                         Gale Ranch MS

Abhinav A.                      High School                             Dougherty Valley HS


Ayesha S.                       Primary Grade Level               Baldwin Elementary

Seirra C.                         Intermediate Grade                 Live Oak Elementary

Owen C.                         Middle School                          Stone Valley MS

Anjali V.                          High School                             Dougherty Valley HS


Soolynn B.                      Primary Grade Level                Quail Run Elementary School

Dhruv G.                         Intermediate Grade                  Live Oak Elementary School

Leah J. (3D)                   Middle School                          Gale Ranch Middle School

Michelle L.                      High School                              Dougherty Valley HS

Ryan S.                           Special Artist                            Charlotte wood Elementary


Reflections Chair

For questions email at reflections@srvcouncilpta.org

SRVCPTA Reflections 2015-16 Photography & Visual Arts Advancing Entries

Student Entry Form

Student Entry Form

Download and complete by computer or print and fill out manually. Please make sure the form is complete.

Resources for Reflections Chairs

Here are some great resources to help you educate and promote the Reflections program to your school communities, especially if you are new to the program this year. Even if you are a returning Chair, or are familiar with the program, some of these may help you organize your activities or generate some ideas.


-Local Chair Guide - Created by National PTA, it's great reference as it goes over the entire Reflections process in general and provides steps in implementing your program.

-Sample Action Plan - Use this or modify it with your activities and you won't forget an important detail.

-Tips For Promoting Reflections - Some of these may generate excitement and result in more participation from students.

-FAQ - Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.

General & Category Rules 2015-2016

Please use Summary of Rules as a "cheat sheet." Once the student has determined the categories to enter, he/she MUST review carefully the General Rules and Full Rules for each category. Deadline dates will be determined by each school.

- Summary of Rules

- General Participations Rules

- Special Artist

- Dance Choreography

- Film Production

- Literature

- Music Composition

- Photography

- Visual Arts

* New! Distinction between various art forms for Visual Arts & Photography (PowerPoint slides)

Judging Criteria, Tips & Score Card

Interpretation of Theme: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. 20 points or 50%

Artistic Merit/Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 10 points or 25%

Mastery of Medium: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 10 points or 25%

(For Official Use Only)
-Judging Tips
-Judge's Rating Sheet