Dear Briarcrest Bulldogs Artists (and Families),


It's the beginning of a new school year and that means it's time for Reflections!


Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.


Students are invited to create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year isI Matter Because...Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts. Each student must submit their entry along with the attached submission form (the form must be completely filled out, including signature). The artist statement on the entry form is a very important part of the art judging, so please explain why you chose to create the art you did in response to this year's theme!

We are lining up impartial art judges to look at all entries and decide which will move on to the next (district) level. We will have some sort of celebration (TBD) for all participants. From district level, your art may be chosen to move on to state and national levels!


We've created a slideshow that includes all the rules for the various categories. Since this year we are not meeting in person, please send your entry form as well as a good quality PHOTO of your art to Amy Walgamott at Hold on to your original artwork. If you make it to the national level, you will have to submit your physical piece of art!


This is a fun project to do, and so rewarding. We hope you'll join Reflections this year and create art around the theme of I Matter Because...! The deadline is Oct. 31.


Here are your step-by-step instructions:

•Pick a category (or categories) for the art you want to do.

•Pick the level you will enter at: Primary (Grades K-2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Special Artist (optional for anyone with a disability)

•Review the rules for the category in the slideshow.

•Create your art based on the theme I Matter Because...

•Fill out the attached entry form and include an artist statement and signature (signature may be digital).

         English Entry Form

         Spanish Entry Form 

•Take a good, clear, well-lit photo of your art.

•Email the photo of your art and the entry form to Amy at by Oct. 31.

•Wait for the results of judging to see if you made it to the next level!

•Wait for news of some sort of celebration of all who entered.


Thank you! We look forward to seeing your art!

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