PTA Reflections

2017-2018 Reflections contest theme: "Within Reach"

Looking for fun summer activities and projects for your students? Get them started on an entry for next fall's PTA Reflections art program by creating works of art for fun and recognition. The 2017-18 theme is "Within Reach" and categories include visual arts, film, music, literature, photography, and dance. Students may spend as little or as much time on it as they want. Deadline is October 27th, 2017!  Official rules and the entry application can be found here.



Wolftrap Elementary School would like to congratulate the following students for winning their Division in the National Reflections Art Competition.  This year's theme was "What is Your Story?" and students interpreted this theme through their artwork in different divisions.  Division winners were judged by an independent team of artists from the Vienna Arts Society.  As Division winners, their artwork advanced to be judged among all entries from all the schools within Fairfax County.  

** Lily Starling Eldridge                Literature -Primary

** Cassandra "Cassie" Geer        Photography -Primary

** Julia Elliot Ortega                     Visual Art -Intermediate
     Kamil Batalvi                            Literature -Intermediate

     Lexi Plaster                              Visual Art -Primary

     Kamil Batalvi                            Photography -Intermediate

Three of these six students were selected by the 2017 FCCPTA (Fairfax County Council of PTA's) as Outstanding Interpretation Winners in the National Reflections Art Competition .  These three students and their family members were invited to attend the 2017 FCCPTA Reflections Awards Ceremony held at Luther Jackson Middle School.  Congratulations! We are proud of you!

What is Reflections?

What is the PTA Reflections Program?  Why should my child try it?
  • Reflections is an arts program sponsored by the national PTA.
  • Students enter original works in one or more of these categories but only one piece of artwork per category is accepted:  Visual arts (painting, drawing, collage,etc.), music composition, literature, dance choreography, photography, or film, plus a special artist category for students with special needs.  
  • Artworks interpret a different theme each year.  
  • Works that best interpret the theme may go on to county, district, state and national competitions.  Every child that enters is invited to the Reflections reception in the spring where all of the children are honored for their work and awards are presented.

Reflections involves awards, but the real focus is simply on getting children interested and involved in the arts.   BEFORE your child begins creating their entry, please read the rules –see below.  


Please visit the following link, the VA PTA website, for more information about Reflections - click on “Student Entry Form” which will need to be included with the artwork.  We will have a box setup in the main office at Wolftrap for the kids to drop off their work.


General Participation Rules and Student Entry Form

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Music Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules

Special Artist Rules


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For more information about Reflections, please see the flyer.