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Questions?

Contact BHE Arts in Education Chair, Melissa Wilhemi at bheartsineducation@gmail.com.

Official Rules

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Student Entry Form

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Need 2022 Links for forms and rules

Individual Category Rules

2022 PTA Reflections Program

Started in 1969, Reflections is an annual arts recognition program sponsored by the National PTA. Kindergarten through 12th grade students can enter into six different categories: dance choreography, film/video production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts! Students may submit entries in all 6 categories, and there is no limit on the amount of entries. Reflections is designed to provide an opportunity for students of all ages and ability levels to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original work! Each Reflections entry has the opportunity to advance from the Bedford Heights PTA level, to HEB-ISD Council level, Texas PTA level, or even National PTA level.

 

Take a few moments to review the Official Participation Rules and Category Guidelines before submitting an entry. Your student can pick up a physical copy of each of these on the school’s Bulletin Board.

Official Participation Rules:

Official Student Participation Rules (ENGLISH)

Official Student Participation Rules (SPANISH)

 

Category Guidelines:

Dance Chorography Entry Guidelines

Film Production Entry Guidelines

Literature Entry Guidelines

Music Composition Entry Guidelines

Photography Entry Guidelines

Visual Arts Entry Guidelines

Special Artist Entry Guidelines

Ready to participate in the Reflections program?

Next Steps:

  1. Make sure 1 member of your household is a 2022 - 2023 PTA member to participate. If not, join the PTA at: http://www.joinpta.org

  2. Bedford Heights will continue with the Virtual Judging platform we have utilized the last few years. To start this process for your artist, begin by submitting each reflections entry ONLINE at: Virtual Judging Submission Link

  3. Complete the Student Entry Form.

  4. Once you have completed the Student Entry Form, keep your creation safe. We will collect them later in the year for recognition. 

Each Reflections entry should be submitted online with a separate Student Entry form.

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 27, 2022

 

Student entries are judged based on the Interpretation of the theme, Artistic Merit, Creativity and Mastery of Medium.

2024 - 2025 Reflections theme

Start dreaming up the 2024 - 2025 Reflections Theme! Deadline to submit themes is November 5, 2022.

When suggesting a theme, judges take into consideration if the theme is:

- Unique, inspiring and unlike past program themes​

- Focused without being too narrow or too broad

- Clear, concise, and appropriate for all grade levels

- Applicable to all arts categories

- Promotes PTA values

- Relevant in 2 years

Past themes and duplicate entries are not considered, review here.

Do you have a creative new idea for a theme? Completed a Theme Search Student Entry Form

Questions?

Contact BHE Arts in Education Chair, Melissa Wilhemi at bheartsineducation@gmail.com.

More Coming Soon!

2021 Results

RESULTS from the 2021 Reflections theme of “I will change the world by…”

 

7 Bedford Heights students advanced to the HEB-ISD Council of PTAs level of judging!

  • Kysa Schafer, Visual Arts

  • Heath Smotherman, Photography

  • Scarlett Shehee, Literature

  • Scarlett Shehee, Visual Arts

  • Oliver Miller, Music Composition

  • Sophia Lopez Velarde, Visual Arts (Sophia’s Reflections entries have advanced to HEB-ISD Council PTA level 2 years in a row 2020 & 2021!)

  • Kara McCurdy, Literature (Kara’s Reflections entries have advanced to HEB-ISD Council PTA level 2 years in a row 2020 & 2021!)

  • Christian Kim, Film Production (Christian’s Reflections entries have Advance to HEB-ISD PTA level 2 years in a row 2020 & 2021!)

Of those 8, 5 ADVANCED to the TEXAS STATE PTA Level of Judging!!

Texas State PTA Reflections results are available at txpta.org/reflections

  • Scarlett Shehee, Literature (Scarlett has 2 entries advancing to Texas State PTA level this year!)

  • Scarlett Shehee, Visual Arts

  • Kysa Schafer, Visual Arts

  • Oliver Miller, Music Composition

  • Christian Kim, Film Production (Christian’s Reflections entries have advance to Texas State PTA level 2 years in a row 2020 & 2021!)

 

We are proud of our talented Bulldogs!!

Visit the 2021-2022 Reflections Gallery to view the virtual gallery for last year's submissions.