Welcome to 2016-17 Reflections!

It’s a new school year, and a new Reflections contest. The theme this year:

“What is Your Story?”

Whether you’re a school Reflections chair, a student who wants to enter, or the parent of a student entrant, we hope you’ll find everything you need on this site. Please keep in mind that the site is still a work in progress. If you find a broken link or need information that is not yet here, please let us know by contacting the Alexandria Reflections Chair at alexandriaPTACreflections@gmail.com

Reflections is unusual in that any student can win recognition, not just those who have previously shown great talent or skill in the arts. That’s because the judging depends not only on technique, but also on creativity, and — especially — on the student’s expression of the contest theme through art. Reflections encourages students to experiment. Never made a film before? That doesn’t matter. Come up with an idea, film it, and you could win an award, even against students with more experience. Of course, this isn’t really about the awards. It’s about using art to tell your story, whatever that might be.

Need inspiration? Look through our gallery of last year’s Reflections winners, or see Reflections artwork from the past few years, scattered throughout this site.

And here are some helpful links to other pages, to help you get started:


Music Is Joy and Fun, by Alexis M., Mt Vernon Community School


Reflections Contacts

Entry Forms

Rules for Entrants

Rules for the Six Arts Categories


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