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All art will be submitted electronically this year.

Entry Deadline:

Tuesday, October 27th

The 2020-2021 Theme is "I Matter Because..."

The annual PTA Reflections contest encourages artistic expression through a school-wide, regional, state, and national art competition. This program recognizes young artists in all grades for their creativity, artistic skills, and interpretation of the contest’s theme.

At Adams, we celebrate students for their creative explorations, expressions, and endeavors. All participating students will be recognized, and entries will be on displayed. Although this is a contest, our emphasis is on creation- not competition.


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Art Categories

Each student may submit one entry per art category. Most students only submit an entry in one or two categories. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: 


  • Special Artist Division: The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA). Generally, rules and guidelines within the special artists division are intended to ensure accessibility to the National PTA Reflections® program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Complete details are included in the Special Artist Rules.

Helpful Hints
  • Students’ works will be judged by grade divisions: Primary (k-2nd) & Intermediate (3rd-5th)

  • Every entry must include an artist statement that reflects the artist’s inspiration for the work and how it relates to the theme.

  • Judging criteria:

    • Artistic merit/creativity- 25%

    • Mastery of the medium- 25%

    • Interpretation of the theme- through artwork and artist statement- 50%

  • The student’s name shouldn’t appear on the front of the art. It won’t disqualify the entry, but we will have to cover the name.

  • For visual 2-D art, the maximum size is 24”x30” with matting.

  • For visual 3-D art, the piece must fit within a box no larger than 20”x20”x24

  • 3-D art entries must be submitted in the form of three photographs. 

Additional information is available at here or contact our PTA Reflections Chair at 

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