School Year: 2019-2020


Reflections 2019 -2020
Look Within to find winning creativity through Reflections
Entry forms and rules for the 2019-2020 program are now available. The entry submission deadline for RMS is Monday, October 28 by 2:50 p.m. to the RMS Library. 
What's Reflections? The National PTA arts recognition program for young artists. Student submissions are critiqued against other middle school students and are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme, "Look Within." All students and all abilities may submit an original entry in any of these six artistic categories: 
  • Literature: Works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories, and lyrics. Entry Form
  • Music: Composition: Musical composition, with or without words. Entry Form
  • Photography: Color or black and white, and techniques including photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure. Entry Form
  • Visual Arts: WA State will only be accepting 2D entries (no 3D). Drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer-generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. Entry Form
  • Film/Video: Works with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film. Entry Form
  • Choreography/Dance: Choreographed dance composition. Entry Form
  • Special Artist Division: Students with a disability offer accessibility to the national program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the ADA. Complete details here and entry form here.
Student Reflections Theme Search 
The 2019-2020 winning theme, "Look Within", was submitted by a Kindergartener from Ogden, Utah. The search is on for a future Reflections theme! The student who submits the National winning entry receives $100. The theme idea submission deadline for WA State is Friday, November 1. See the Theme Search Entry Form and past program themes here.
Reflections Volunteer Judges Needed
Parents, do you have professional expertise in one or more of the following fields? 
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Film/Video
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Photography
We're recruiting volunteer judges from the RMS community to evaluate a few of our student submissions between October 29 - November 12. Check out the judge instructions and let us know if you're interested. Email  
Taunya Covington & Christina Willmann
RMS PTSA Reflections Co-Chairs