PTSA Reflections Art Program 2018

Reflect on the theme: Within Reach and get creative! All ages and abilities are encouraged to apply. Every student is recognized for their accomplishments with the opportunity for state and national awards. If your child has a passion for the arts, this is a wonderful way to express their unique creativity!

This is your child's chance to express who they are as an individual through one or more of the following: 

Dance ChoreographyDance Choreography
Film ProductionFilm Production
Music CompositionMusic Composition
Visual ArtsVisual Arts

What is the PTA Reflections Art Program?

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a specific theme. This year the Theme of the Reflections Competition is, "Within Reach."

My child is interested, how can I help them get started?

Try this Reflections Activity:
With your child, write a list of words and draw pictures of as many things that you think of that relate to one or more of the prompts below. Remember there are no wrong answers. Once done, admire the list or pictures that you've created together and use this as inspiration for your child’s Reflections submission.
  • Imagine you are having a dinner with your favorite person. What would you want to share with this person about your life?
  • Think about your first day of school. What did you tell your new classmates about yourself or what didn't you tell them - but wish they knew?
  • Think about the most important day in your life. What does that day look like, sound like, smell like or feel like?

Looking for more information or need help getting started?

Visit the online student resource center.

What's the deadline?

The deadline for Hampstead entries is TBD. We should have the information from the NH State PTA soon, stay tuned!

Where can I get an entry form? And how do I submit a finished project?

Forms are typically available online. At this time, the NH PTA web site has not updated the information for 2017/18 school year. We will communicate to all parents when this information becomes available and update the web site as soon as we have it. Please note that an individual entry form is required for each entry. Artist statements MUST accompany the final entry. The art teachers at HCS (Mr. Terrile) and HMS (Mrs. Downey) will be collecting entries.

Rules Packet for all categories will be available soon. As in previous years, there are size restrictions and other rules that must be followed. Works are to be 100% original and designed specifically for the program. Entries cannot be assignments from previous/current courses or be teacher-assisted.

Additional questions can be emailed to

Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful. 

Congratulations to our students who placed in 2017! Of the 6 entries, we had 3 of them place! Pretty cool.

Film      Brady Blaszka  "The Only Titanic"   [ 2nd Place ]
Lit.       Kendall LeBel   "My Life  [ 3rd Place ]
Visual   Cameron DeAngelis    "My Future Spaceship"   [ Honorable Mention ]