2017-2018 PTA Reflections Program
"Within Reach"

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Eddins students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme: Within Reach.

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:

Dance Choreography Dance Choreography
Film Production Film Production
Literature Literature
Music Composition Music Composition
Photography Photography
Visual Arts Visual Arts

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in our Eddins community. Celebrate arts learning with Reflections. 

The Reflections program is a PTA Member benefit! Effective August 2015, the Reflections program is open to all students where the student or at least one person from the student's immediate family is a PTA member. Join the PTA so your child can participate in this National program! 

The Special Artist Division is available as an option for students with a disability, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), to participate.

When students participate in Reflections they are not only able to express themselves artistically in a safe and fun environment and be recognized, but they are also able to grow lifelong skills through the creative process. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are a result of creative thinking and deeper reflection.

Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017.


Official entry forms and detailed rules are available from the National PTA Reflections Program in Texas at:http://www.txpta.org/programs/reflections/.

Please contact Kelli Mau, 2nd VP Academic Enrichment and Reflections Chair, at cranekel@hotmail.com for more information. 



Create an Original Work

Only new and original works inspired by the theme: Within Reach will be accepted. Enter in 1 or more of the following arts categories.

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Submit Your Entry

Follow the deadlines and instructions from Eddins PTA on how to enter. Deadline for entries is October 27, 2017. Your submission must include a completed and signed Student Entry Form.

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)? 
  • What/Who was your inspiration?

Judging Criteria

Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants’ identity. Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Visit the art gallery for examples of national award-winning works.

Awards & Prizes

Every participant is recognized for their work. Awards and prizes will vary by PTA. Learn about state-level and national-level awards and events.