Congratulations to Diya M. for winning an Award of Merritt in the Category "Music Composition" and Iyan G. for winning the Award of Outstanding Interpretation in the category "Literature" in the LWPTSA Council 2017-18 Reflections Art Competition. 










Reflections 2017


Does your child have creative talents that they enjoy and express through original works of art?
If so, he/she probably would enjoy entering a piece in this year’s Reflections program, a National PTA art program. 


Important Dates:

Submission deadline - October 27th, 2017





 film production





The act of creating movement. The choreographer (student submitting entry) may be the performer or one of the performers, but the choreographer does not have to perform in the entry.

2017/18 Dance Choreography Rules

The process of making a film. The producer (student submitting the entry) is not required to appear in the film but if the student chooses to, a camera tripod may be used. All screenwriting, directing, camera/filming and editing must be done by the student producer. PowerPoint presentations are prohibited.

2017/18 Film Production Rules

The art of writing. The author (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of words. Authors submit a single literary work, handwritten or typed, using grade-appropriate grammar, punctuation and spelling. Collections of literary work (such as poems and short stories) are not accepted.

2017/18 Literature Rules




 visual arts




The process of creating a new piece of music. The composer (student submitting entry) is a person who expresses their own thoughts and ideas through the use of sound. The student composer may submit an entry performed by an individual or group and/or make use of a sound library generated performance of a composed score. Student composers are not required to perform their composition. Middle and high school grade divisions require music score/tablature/notation, either traditional or tablature.

2017/18 Music Composition Rules

The process of creating an image. The photographer (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas with a camera. By focusing on objects using various lenses, filters and light sources, photographers may demonstrate the use of photographic techniques conventionally or digitally.

2017/18 Photography Rules

Include many art forms that are visual in nature. The artist (student submitting entry) is a person who captures their own thoughts and ideas to create a visual piece of art.

2017/18 Visual Arts


To submit a project, fill out the  2017/18 Student Entry Form and turn it in together with the project at Alcott's main office.

Please refer to the specific rules and guidelines. More details can be found on WA State PTA Reflections. If you have any questions, contact Candela Stranges


Submit your entry no later than October 27th, 2017




Judging and Recognition

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. The program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, state, and national levels. Entries are first judged at the local level and selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level. If a PTA is a member of a council, they will send the chosen entries to the council program according to the guidelines established by their council. If a PTA is not a member of a council, they will submit their entries directly to Washington State PTA.