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All Sage Creek students are invited to participate in Reflections Art Program!



About the PTA Reflections Program

The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education.

Reflections Art Program


Reflections“Look Within” is the theme for the 2019-2020 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969.


Members of the California State PTA and students are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.


Reflections Encourages Students 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.


Create an Original Work

Only new and original works inspired by the selected Reflections theme will be accepted.  Enter in one or more of the following arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


Submit Your Entry by Thurs 10/24/19

Follow the Sage Creek PTSA deadlines and instructions on how to enter. Your submission must include a completed and signed Student Entry Form and Artist Statement that tells us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)? 
  • What/Who was your inspiration?

Submissions are due by 3 pm on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 to SCHS Office.


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. 

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


Reflections Participation Forms


awardsRecognition Awards

  • All participating students will be recognized by the SCHS PTSA for entry submissions.
  • Top awarded entries will represent the SCHS PTSA at the Council and District PTA levels.
  • Winning entries at the Council/District levels advance to the California State level.
  • Entries are reviewed on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity.
  • Entries are reviewed at the local unit, council, and district levels before advancing to state and national levels.
  • Sage Creek PTSA award recipients will be notified at the end of October. 
  • Carlsbad Unified Council PTA award recipients will be notified in November
  • Ninth District PTA award recipients will be notified in December.
  • National award recipients will be notified via email by National PTA, typically in May. The PTSA in its sole discretion will select finalists for exhibition and provide awards/prizes.


Student Forms

Rules & Guidelines