PTA Reflections Program

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We are excited to once again participate in the PTA Reflections arts program sponsored by the National PTA. The goal of Reflections is to inspire students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork that expresses their unique vision of that theme. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?” and all students can submit their interpretation of that theme in any of six areas: dance/choreography, film production, literature, musical compositions, photography and the visual arts. This year participation is OPTIONAL for all Decatur students. Pieces entered into our school competition may have the opportunity to advance to District, State, and National level. However, it is up to each individual family to decide if their student want to enter their piece into the school competition.

If your child would like to have their project considered for the in-school judging and opportunity to go to the District, and beyond, you must complete and sign the entry form and include it with the project.  (Please leave the “local PTA info” section, blank.) If your child is interested in having their project considered for the advancement to the District competition, it is strongly recommended that you review the Illinois PTA rules PRIOR to your child beginning the project. Most importantly please review specific rules and details such as the dimensions, required materials, non-allowed materials, etc. (full rules can be viewed at Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made for the projects not in compliance with the contest rules; if a project doesn’t comply with Reflections guidelines, it cannot be entered into the competition. All students who submit their project for the in-school judging round will receive a participation ribbon.

Entries are due November 1, 2016. The entry form and Reflections rules in brief can be downloaded here:

2016-17 Reflections Student Entry Form

2016-17 Reflections National Rules

FAQs about Reflections can be found at

Questions? Please contact Colette T. Gatling-Martin @

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