Show Your Voice

Congratulations to all the participants who made this year’s reflection contest a most memorable to the Judges they gave amazing scores . All above 90. But we can only advance 20% to Council PTA.


Congratulations to the students whose entries are advancing to next level which is Council PTA .They will be recognized with Award of Excellence (entries are extremely well).


Stay tuned for Award of Merit and Honorable Mention (entries are well and nicely done recognized at Lindsey level but won’t be advancing to council ) and more . Coming soon .


Can’t wait to see how well our student’s entries does in Council PTA 😊


List of 22 entries advancing to Council PTA


Questions? Contact programs4lindsey@gmail.com




Calling all artists! Reflections is a National PTA arts contest open to students in grades PreK-12. Students may submit entries in any of six areas: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Music, Dance, or Film. The 2022-2023 theme is Show Your Voice.


Entry Form -  Each entry must be accompanied by a Student Entry Form. Click HERE to download this form.


Art Categories - Click the links below to download the rules for each category:

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:


Dance Choreography Dance Choreography
Film Production Film Production
Literature Literature
Music Composition Music Composition
Photography Photography
Visual Arts Visual Arts


Please read each set of rules carefully as projects must be within specified guidelines! 


General Rules

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Music Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules   

Special Artist Rules



Grade Divisions:

  • Primary:  Preschool - Grade 2
  • Intermediate:  Grades 3-5
  • Middle School: Grade 6-8
  • Special Artist:  All grade welcome  


Review Criteria:
 Interpretation:  How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
Creativity:  How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
Technique:  The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


Due Date for Submissions: All entries must be submitted to the front office at Lindsey by Wednesday, October 26, 2022.


Questions? Contact programs4lindsey@gmail.com


Visit the 2021-2022 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from a previous year.






Reflections Frequently Asked Questions:


  • What is Reflections?

Art Reflections is a National PTA Arts program that recognizes all participants at the Local (Lindsey Elementary PTA ), Council/Region(Allen council), State (Texas)and National PTA levels! 

Although Art Reflections has a contest format, all participants’ creativity and artistic efforts will be recognized!


  • Who can participate?

All Lindsey students are invited to express their artistic talents and participate in our Art Reflections contest! In order for your child’s submission to be considered for advancing to the next level, At least one person from the student’s primary household must be a current member of our Lindsey PTA .


  • How can my  child participate?

 Bring in your child’s work along with a completed Entry Form to Lindsey front office on on before October-26 2.30 pm . 


  • Do we need to fill out an Entry Form?

Every piece of artwork needs to be submitted with a completed Entry Form. Entry Forms are available  Here   . Please make sure your child gives his/ her  work a Title and writes an Artist Statement.


  • What is an ArtistStatement?

In the Artist Statement (10-100 words long), the student should write about his work and what it means to him/her. It would be helpful if the artist statement tells how the work relates to the theme, what is the personal connection to the theme, what/who was the inspiration, and what was used to create the work.


  • What is the theme for this year?

The theme for this year is:ShowYour Voice 

The judges want to know who the student is and how he/she sees the world around him/her. The work is supposed to express who the student is as an individual.


  • What are the different acceptable Arts categories for the contest? 

The student has the chance to express who he/she is as an individual through one or more of the following: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts!


  • How many works of art can one student submit?

Students may enter the Reflections program in one or more arts categories 

  • How  many  students can work on one submission?

Each entry must be the original work of one student only. Only one student will be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself must be the creative product of one student only.


  • Is The Child Supposed To Sign The Work?

In order to help with the anonymity of the work and non biased judging, we ask that the student not sign the work, but label it on the back instead.

  • TINGING Parents are not supposed to do the work for their child.


  • How will the submissions be judged?

Judges will be looking for: 

Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself            and the artist statement. 

Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 

Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


  • How Many Submissions Will Advance To The Next Level?

Twenty percent of the participating submissions will advance to the next level!


  • Will My Child Get His/Her Work back?When?

All the students’ work will be returned except for the entries that advance to the next level. The advancing submissions will be forwarded to the next level of judging. If an entry is forwarded to the state level, it will not be returned until the end of the school year.