Reflections art Contest

Theme for 2017-2018


Deadline: October 27 by 3pm

Reflections is open to all Laguna Beach USD students. Entries must be the work of one student, show a connection to the theme “Within Reach” and include an entry form, title and artist statement. Entries due in the TMS front office on Friday, October 27 by 3pm.

Full Details
Artworks are evaluated and awarded at the school level first. Winning entries then proceed to the 4th District PTA level. These winning entries then go onto the CA State competition.
Download Reflections Entry Form


All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

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

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.

National-level Award of Excellence honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artworks are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit.

PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art