2017-2018 Reflections Theme: Within Reach 


Create an Original Work!

Only new and original works inspired by the theme: Within Reach will be accepted

Enter in 1 or more of the following arts categories.

Dance Choreography

Film Production


Music Composition


Visual Arts

For more information about the National PTA Reflections program in Texas, visit http://www.pta.org/reflections

Here are the rules and application .  Entries due Oct. 30th.  Turn in entry and application to your respective suite at McNeil.

Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus.

Judging Criteria

Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants’ identity. Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill.

The judges look at how closely the piece relates to the theme, how creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation and the level of skill of the artist/student.

Awards & Prizes

Every participant receives recognition for his/her work.

Email questions to McNeil PTSA Reflections Chair: Janet Mandeville, themandevilles@att.net