The 2019-20 Theme is “Look Within”

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • 2D Visual Arts
  • 3D Visual Arts

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.

I want to participate! Now what?

  1. Complete a Reflections: Intent of Entry form online (New for 2019-20)
  2. Brainstorm – Come up with many ideas and then narrow them down to the best ones.
  3. Drafting – Create several rough drafts to see which ideas you like best.
  4. Finishing – Decide on a final work, refine it, and ensure it meets submission requirements.
  5. Paperwork – Complete the Student Entry Form
  6. Submission – Submit your work on October 9th before 8 AM in the PTSA room.

Table of Contents

  1. Submission
  3. Celebration
  4. Workshops
  5. Thank You to the Judges
  6. Helpful Tips
  7. Last Year’s Winners


Deadline: October 9th by 8:00 AM

  • If submitting a digital work, send your file to school on a labeled USB Flash drive or CD.
  • Send 3D projects in packaging for transportation (i.e. a box, bubble wrap, etc.)
  • Include a digital or hard copy of Student Entry Form.
  • Deliver to Reflections Coordinator in the PTSA room.


Did you know all the artwork that moves to the next level has to be wrapped for judging?

Wrapping your artwork is simple and quick (but wrapping 50 of them takes time)!

Here’s how you can help AND make your work really look great:


For more information go to the National PTA Reflections Page

Helpful Information

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Reflections Celebration

We will hold our Reflections Reception and Awards Ceremony in October TBD. This event will recognize all of the students that participated.

We will offer light refreshments and an opportunity to see all of our student entries before our awards ceremony at 7:00 PM.

Students will be photographed for the yearbook at this celebration.

Thank You to our 2018-19 Judges

The Acworth Arts Alliance –

The Art Barn –

The Art Station at Big Shanty –

Mrs. Gaut from Durham Middle School

Mrs. Clark from Allatoona High School

Helpful Tips

  • Completeness counts – finished works show more effort and time.
  • Detailed explanations of why your work relates to the theme are very important
    • GOOD: “My work represents the Heroes Around Me because the nurses that I sculpted help others every day and without them there would be a lot of sick people.”
    • BAD: “I painted a hero.”

2D Visual Art

  • 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24×30 inches with matting.
  • Works on canvas (Acrylic, oil or mixed media) typically look more finished and may place higher than those on regular paper.
  • The back of the work should have the student’s name, school, teacher and grade

3D Visual Art

  • Make sure your work is travel-ready and sturdy. This helps the coordinator get it where it is going in one piece.
  • 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles.
  • 3D-Size limited to 18”X18”X18”.

Music Composition, Video & Dance

  • Works must be submitted with on a flash drive (CDs are accepted but not encouraged). Please do not email the work to the coordinator.
  • Flash drives must be labeled with the student’s name, school, teacher, and grade.


  • Literature must be printed or written in a legible format.
  • Younger students can dictate a story to an adult.
  • Illustrations are OK but not necessary.
  • A presentation folder will help to keep the work together, in order, and organized.
  • Folders should be tables with the student’s name, school, and teacher grade.
  • Longer works show more effort and time. Poems or Lymrics should be well composed and show that thought was put into the format, structure, and content.

Congratulations to All of Frey’s 2018-19 Winners!

We have so many talented students here at Frey, and the Reflections submissions showed such creativity! Congratulations to the following students who placed in the contest.

John Vogt – Visual Art
Abi Ramanathan – Visual Art

First Grade
Kenneth Hoyt – Music Composition
Levi Chandler – Visual Art

Third Grade
Levi Brown – Music Composition
Avery Usrey – Music Composition

Fourth Grade
Claire Daucette – Dance Choreography
Ally Whilhelm – Literature
Eli Hoyt – Music Composition
Ellie Alef – Photography

Fifth Grade
Victoria Garcia-Ramos – Dance Choreography
Luke Guarnieri – Music Composition

Frey Student Qualifies for Reflections Nationals!

We would like to give a big CONGRATULATIONS to Luke Guarnieri for qualifying for Reflections Nationals with his music composition entry in the 5th-grade division. We are so proud of you! FLAMES of Frey…AIM HIGH!

Congratulations to All of Frey’s 2017-18 Winners!

2017-18 Reflections – Within Reach

5th Grade

Visual Arts

1st – Calista Johnson & Barrett Maloney
2nd – Lauren Hall


1st – Anna Marino
2nd – Brayden Lee


1st – Pavan Katragadda
2nd – Calista Johnson


1st – Ben Martin

4th Grade

Visual Arts

1st – Parker Maloney
2nd – Caleb Chandler


1st – Luke Guarnieri

Music Composition

1st – Luke Guarnieri

3rd Grade

Visual Arts

1st – Ellie Alef & Kayla Riddle
2nd – Mya Cornielle


1st & 2nd – Landon Lee


1st – Ally Wilhelm
2nd – Jalen Walker

Music Composition

1st – Daniel Ogden
2nd – Ally Wilhelm

2nd Grade

Visual Arts

1st – Colby Chandler

1st Grade

Visual Arts

1st – Olivia Vogt
2nd – Brendan Serdula



1st – Shruiti Boppana

Visual Arts

1st – Erin Riddle
2nd – Noah Guarneri