The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.  This program encourages students to explore an idea, centered around a theme in visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film making, literature, or music composition. Participation is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. 


Your child doesn’t have to be a protégé of Monet,

Gene Kelly or Steven Spielberg to participate…

Reflections is for everyone! 





This Year's Theme is 

I Will Change the World by...



All entries must be submitted electronically to with completed entry form by due date.  If moving on to the next level, you will be required to submit the physical piece in accordance to the submissions guidelines outlined in the rules. If for any reason you have difficulty submitting electronically please contact us as soon as possible for help.

We suggest submitting early to allow time for the Refections committee to review images and verify quality to allow for the best judging possible.  

To learn more about the National PTA Reflections Program in Issaquah District click here:


Entries Due: Monday, October 25, 2021, 8:00PM

Finalists Announced: 
 Tuesday, Nov 9th, 6:00PM


Important Things to Keep in Mind:

- All finalist will be asked to deliver their artwork to the Reflections Chair between 11/10-11/13 to allow timely deliver of the advancing artwork to the District level.

- Please note this year all judging at the school level will be done digitally. We suggest submitting early to allow time for the Refections committee to view images and verify quality to allow for the best judging possible. 

- Once submissions are collected, they will be on "display" for a limited time in the Apollo PTA Reflections Online Gallery. 

- Please contact the 2021Apollo PTA Reflections Chair, Amita Nair if you have any questions at

- We encourage entries in all categories. For information about special artists please contact the Apollo PTA Special Needs Coordinator, Kimbie Pope at



General Rules


It is important that all students follow the rules laid out by the Reflections program and that entry forms be filled out completely and signed by a parent or guardian to avoid being disqualified. 

Please review the GENERAL RULES

Questions?  Contact




Dance Choreography

Originally choreographed dance composition.

Dance Rules

Dance Rules in Spanish

Music Composition

Original musical composition, with or without words.

Music Rules

Music Rules in Spanish

Film Production

Original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.

Film Rules

Film Rules in Spanish


Prints up to 11 x 14 inches in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.

Photography Rules

Photography Rules in Spanish


Works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.

Literature Rules

Literature Rules in Spanish

Visual Arts 2D/3D

Drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.

Visual Arts Rules

Visual Rules in Spanish




Special Artist Division


Qualifying students entering this non-graded division create their own artwork, but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

Special Artist Rules