PTA Reflections Art Program

"Show Your Voice!" is the Reflections theme for 2022-2023

 

Every year Harrington students participate in the National Reflections Art Program. Students create original works of art in as many of the categories as they choose: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music, Photography, and Visual Art. 

 

Start creating art now! All entries are due November 8.  

 

 

 

  • Program Rules                 English | Spanish
  • Student Entry Forms         English | Spanish
  • Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form linked above.

 

Award of Excellence entries move on to Plano ISD Council of PTAs Reflections. From there, a small percentage move on to the Texas PTA (State) and National PTA levels.

 

All entrants must have a current Harrington PTA member in their household for this school year. Click HERE to renew or join the PTA.

 

 

Harrington Reflections 2021-2022 Local Awards

Rene Euton 
Colorful Soup Kitchen 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Niam Sachdev 
Just Be Happy 
Dance 
Local Award: Award of Excellent 

 

Priya Sachdev 
Defying Gravity to Reach My Dreams 
Dance 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Piper Bryson 
I am Gonna Be One! 
Music Composition 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Priya Sachdev 
For Love of the Universe 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Niam Sachdev 
Just Look Inside You 
Literature 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Simon Kawamura 
Clean Up the World 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Sinclair Daniels 
Dyslexia is Cool 
Literature 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Piper Bryson 
Kindness to the World 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Paul Whittle 
I will change the World by being a Good Citizen 
Literature 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Marco Casillas 
Watering Plants 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Anthony Mayrell 
Change the World 
Music Composition 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Jacquelyn Hsu 
Saving Paper 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Merit 

 

Sterling Kelley 
The Happy World and Children 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Kate Illian 
Music Around the World 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Excellence  

 

Hudson Daniels 
Being a Brighter Light 
Photography 
Local Award: Award of Excellence 

 

Serenity Fuller 
Changing the World 
Visual Arts 
Local Award: Award of Excellence

 


 

What do we win? Is this a contest?

Judging:

  • This is not technically a contest. It is truly a program hosted by PTAs (local, council, state and national), run by volunteers, created to give students a forum to explore the arts and expand their interests and talents.
  • Entries are judged by local professionals volunteering their time and talents.
  • Elementary age divisions are Primary: K-2 and Intermediate: 3-5 and Special Artist (for students who qualify)
  • Entries are divided into Age Division then Art Category. Judges base decisions on the artist statement explaining how well the concept fits the theme, mastery of the medium (or how well students used the materials) and the overall creativity. *A well developed concept is more important than technique.*
  • Students are individually judged on their entry and not in comparison to the other students so there can be mulitple awards given within the groups.

Awards:

  • Ribbons and certificates will be given for the following awards (a percentage of entries receive awards):
    • Award of Excellence (blue ribbon)
    • Award of Merit (red ribbon)
    • Honorable Mention (white ribbon)
  • Entries will be displayed at the school and top entries will be featured in the yearbook.

What’s next:

  • Local Award of Excellence entries advance to Plano ISD Council of PTAs judging in December every year.
  • A small percentage of entries are awarded at Council; then one entry per age and category (no more than 30 total) advance to the Texas PTA State level. From there they may move on to the National PTA level.
  • The Texas PTA judging rules state only a small percentage of items can be awarded at the Council level:

    Overall Award of Excellence 1 per age division and art category; only 23 total items are going to State in 2020
    Award of Excellence (Blue) 10% of the entries, OAE are chosen to move on to State from this group
    Award of Merit (Red) 15% of the entries
    Honorable Mention (Yellow) 25% of the entries

    To learn more about the judging processes or anything related to the National PTA Reflections Program, visit the Plano ISD Council of PTAs Reflections website.

  • Overall Award of Excellence entries are chosen from the Award of Excellence group, so not all Award of Excellence will get the Overall award.
  • Those entries are shipped to Texas PTA so they may not be returned until the end of the Spring semester.
  • Plano PTA Council of PTAs hosts an awards ceremony each year in the Spring (usually April) for students who participated in the Council level judging where they get ribbons and other prizes.
  • Any awards from State judging by Texas PTA are also celebrated and awards are given by Texas PTA and their sponsors like RBCFU. Some students are invited to the awards ceremony in Austin. 

 

 

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Go to Voly to complete your volunteer application. Visit the volunteer website for more information about the approval process.

 

Each year (beginning July 1st), individuals must submit an application in order to volunteer at PISD. Applications take several days to process and all requirements must be approved prior to volunteering.

 

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