Paulding Reflections Student News

Information & Updates for Parents & Students


Reflections 2021-2022

Welcome to the Reflections information newsletter. This is a live site that you can visit over and over again to get the most up-to-date information about our Paulding Reflections program.

This page is specifically for students and their parents! If you have any questions at all, let us know.

Katie Anderson

Paulding Reflections Chair


This Year's Theme

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Reflect on how you can change the world and then start creating!


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Reflections Call for Entries 2021-2022

Six Ways to Enter

Photography, Music Composition, Visual Art, Film, Dance, Literature


See the Rules below for your category!


Things we CANNOT Accept:

Just some reminders - these things will not be accepted:

  • Power Point Presentations

  • Virtual Presentations

  • Links to Presentations

  • Artwork which is "traced" - think original!

  • Laminated Projects

  • Anything in or on a frame - NO FRAMES PLEASE

  • Pulled Canvas (Flat Canvas Boards are fine)

  • 3D works which are larger than 18X18X18

  • Literature entries which exceed 2,000 words

  • Photography image dimensions which are smaller than 3x5 inches or those that are larger than 8x10 - You may mount your work on poster or mat board but it may NOT EXCEED 11x14 total - including the mat board.

  • 2D artwork may NOT EXCEED 24x30 INCLUDING the matting or backing you choose to use

  • Anything that has not been submitted to your school/judged through your school first

  • Entries without a completed student entry form attached

Things We CAN Accept:

These are things we CAN'T Wait to See:

  • Entries which are completely labeled and include a labeled jump drive

  • FLAT Canvas boards (not the same as a "pulled canvas")

  • Labeled jump drives

  • Amazingly neat artist statements!

  • 2D works (photography and visual art) which is mounted on sturdy material that is no larger than 24x30 inches INCLUDING the matting.

  • 3D works which do not exceed 18x18x18 inches are in some kind of holder (a box, a bag, etc. along with your completed entry form!)


Georgia PTA Says:

They are not responsible for lost or damaged entries so we try to take care of your entries to the best of our ability.

Help us return your entries to you as you gave them to us by doing the following:

  • Completely fill out the Student Entry Form and be SURE it is with your work when you turn that in to your school

  • Label your jump drive and put it inside of a ziplock back that is also labeled along with your completed student entry form

  • When you turn it in at your school, be sure you hand it directly to the person in charge rather than just setting it on a desk or leaving it where you think someone will see it

Student Entry Packet Below


Don't forget to share your idea for an upcoming theme for the change at $100 prize!

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Reflections Theme Search Contest

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped 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 in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme.

In response to this theme, students create works of art in one or all the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Students may enter to help pick the theme that will spark fun and creativity during the 2023—2024 Reflections program!

The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA. You can download the entry form below and submit it directly to the State!

Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. This means we’re looking for the most original theme ideas.

State Deadline for 2023-2024 Theme SEARCH Entries: November 1, 2021

The address is Georgia PTA, 114 Baker Street, NE, Atlanta, GA, 30308.