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Official Rules

Student Entry Form

2021 PTA Reflections Program

Started in 1969, Reflections is an annual arts recognition program sponsored by the National PTA. Kindergarten through 12th grade students have the opportunity to 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!


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


This year, we had entries into 5 different categories:

  • Visual Arts

  • Film Production

  • Photography

  • Music Composition

  • Literature



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 10, 4 ADVANCED to the TEXAS STATE PTA Level of Judging!!

Texas State PTA Reflections results will be available March 15th at

  • 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!)


Congratulations to our talented Bulldogs!! Visit the Gallery Below to view the virtual gallery for this year's submissions:

2021-2022 Reflections Gallery


Submissions for 2021 are now closed.  We will update this page when submissions are open for 2022-2023!

Please 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 Student Participation Rules (ENGLISH)

Official Student Participation Rules (SPANISH)


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


Bedford Heights will continue with the Virtual Judging platform we utilized last year! To aid us in this process, please begin by submitting each entry ONLINE at:

Virtual Judging Submission Link


Once you have completed the online form, please have your artist turn in their entry and a completed “Student Entry Form” to the BHE office on or before Thursday October 28th.

Link to Student Entry Form



At least 1 member of your household must be a 2021-2022 PTA member to participate

(Join PTA at:


Each entry should be accompanied by a separate entry form

Entry Deadline: Thursday October 28, 2021


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


Start dreaming up the 2023-2024 Reflections Theme! Deadline to submit themes is November 5, 2021!  


Theme Search Student Entry Form

When suggesting a theme, judges take into consideration:

  • Theme is unique, inspiring and unlike past program themes.

  • Theme is focused without being too narrow or too broad.

  • Theme is clear, concise and appropriate for all grade levels.

  • Theme is applicable to all arts categories.

  • Theme promotes PTA values.

  • Theme is relevant in 2 years.

  • Past themes and duplicate entries are not considered.

  • Past Reflections Themes Link

If you have any questions, please contact BHE Arts in Education Chair, Melissa Wilhemi at