National PTA Reflections Art Contest


The National PTA Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. It encourages students to explore their creativity around a different theme each year. Entries due the week of December 17, 2012.

This year's theme: "The Magic of a Moment"

Entries can be submitted to school offices the week of December 17.

In 2011 Middletown students produced 59 wonderful entries that gave us 12 local winners that moved on to the state level and 2 State winners that went on to compete on the National Level.


Moody School had the most entries in 2011! Which School will win this year? We'll find out at the MSA Spring Reception for all participants and their families as we celebrate your creativity! All first place winning entries on the local level are then sent on to state judging where, if they place first again, they move on to be potentially nationally recognized!

We look forward to celebrating your creativity!

Students participate in the Reflections program by submitting entries to their school's PTA/O in the fall. This program is being chaired by the Middletown Schools Association (MSA) and is open to Middletown students at our eleven public schools through their association with the MSA:

Grade Divisions:
Primary (K - 2nd Grade)
Intermediate (3rd - 5th Grade)

Middle/Junior (6th - 8th Grade)
Senior (9th - 12th Grade)

Categories: Photography, Dance, Choreography, Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, Music Composition

Please use the following checklist to ensure you have completed all the steps necessary to submit your work

  • Read general rules - (ex: Don't put your name on the front of your entry; No adult help; Noteam entries etc.)
  • Reviewspecific rules for the category I am entering (Avoid having your work disqualified! ex. original music entries must be performed; no 3D works of art, entries must be in acceptable formats etc.)
  • Enjoycreating an original piece of art
  • Fill out a consent form
  • Complete an entry form, including: Artist statement (THIS IS A KEY COMPONENT especially at State/National Level judging)
  • Parent signature (if under 18)
  • Submitentry and form to my school office by December 21, 2012

Each category has its own set of rules. General and specific category rules (as well as entry forms) can be obtained from your school's PTA/O representative or online at:

We look forward to celebrating your creativity!