Reflections 2018


What is Reflections?
PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Each year, students in preschool through high school are invited to create and submit works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and the visual arts.

Every year there is a new theme for the competition, which is chosen from student suggested ideas. The 2019-2020 theme "Look Within" will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Encourage your school to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October.

Entries from Stonegate Elementary will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity. The top 3 entries from Stonegate Elementary for each category and each age division will go on to be judged in the Regional PTA Reflections Program which encompasses all schools in the Irvine Unified School District.


Who Can Participate?
All Stonegate students can participate. The three age divisions that students will compete in at Stonegate Elementary are:

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


What are the categories?

Students can submit original artwork in one or more of the following Art categories. Each artwork is to be submitted with an Entry form.

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts

Adults are welcome to encourage students but are asked not to assist in any way with their interpretation of the theme or artistic expression.


Reflection Rules & Forms:

Following are the Official Rules, How to Enter Guidelines By Category, Consent & Entry forms. Each one is a link which opens in a new window. Please read all the applicable rules and guidelines before submitting your entry.  

Official Rules

How To Enter Guidelines By Category: 




Film Production

Music Composition

Visual Arts

Entry form ( If participating in multiple categories, each entry should be accompanied by a separate entry form ): 

Entry Form

Please read and sign the following consent form:

Consent Form ( Please note that a consent form is needed when filming or taking a picture of a person. We will need consent to display their image. So for example, if a student films 2 kids dancing, then the 2 kids need to sign a consent form.)


When and Where do I submit my artwork?

ThursdayOctober 3rd 2019 is the first date you can submit your art work. Students who submit on this date will receive a small gift for submitting their art work early.

Thursday, October 10th 2019 and Friday, October 11th 2019 are the other dates that art work can be submitted. Last day art work will be accepted is Friday, October 11th.

Grade 1st through Grade 6th Students can turn in their artwork on these dates in front of the Oak Tree by Administration office  from 7:30 am -8:30 am

Kindergartners can turn in their artwork on these dates 30 minutes before school (7:30 - 8:00 am for AM and 10:10-10:40 for PM kindergarteners) in front of the Oak Tree by the Administration office.  


How do I participate?

(Step by step instructions)

Step 1:Choose a category.  
  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Student can submit original artwork in One or more categories.

Create your art work and submit on or before the deadline October 11th, 2019.  

Step 2:
Please read the Official rules and guidelines to enter as stated above; create and prepare your entry! Fill up all the applicable forms. Work should be labeled specific to each category (as mentioned under 'How to enter guidelines').
Step 3:  
Turn in your work on Thursday 10/3/2019 for early submission, 7:30am - 8:30am @ Oak tree. OR Thursday 10/10/2019 and Friday 10/11/2019 hour before school 7:30am-8:30am @Oak Tree by the office. 
For Kindergarteners 7:30am - 8:00 am for AM kinder and 10:10-10:40 for PM kinder @Oak tree. 

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A nationwide search is underway to find the perfect theme for the 2021-2022 Reflections Program. National PTA will select one exceptional theme to inspire creativity in Reflections Program participants. The theme will be announced by National PTA in June 2020 and the student who submits the winning entry will receive $100.

Submit your theme ideas today! Submissions will be accepted through 5 p.m. on November 1, 2019.



2017-2018 Stonegate Reflections Winners


 2014-2015 Stonegate Reflections Gallery







 2013-2014 Stonegate Reflections Gallery


Reflections Gallery 2012-2013