Reflections

Reflections Art Program

Do you enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist in the PTA Reflections contest!

Reflections is a national PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas around a theme, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and explore and express their voice through art! The 2024-2025 Theme is ‘Accepting Imperfection.’

Participation is encouraged for Wilder Students K-5 of all abilities.

For questions, please reach out to [email protected]

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Accepting Imperfection

This year's theme for the 2024-2025 Reflections Art program is "Accepting Imperfection"

Students submit their original works of art in one or all of the available arts categories and participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Key Dates

  • May 30 - Q&A and Theme “Accepting Imperfection” Brainstorm at Art Night 
  • July 1st - Wilder Early Bird entries open
  • Week of September 15th - Recess Studio Time #1
  • October 1st - Last Day for Wilder Early bird entries
  • Week of October 15th - Recess Studio Time #2
  • November 1st - Last day for Wilder entries
  • End of 2024 - Wilder Art on Display at school 
  • Early 2025 - Awards Banquet at Wilder

Wilder Evaluation Criteria

  • Alignment to theme (10 pt scale) 
  • Craft or quality in chosen medium (10 pt scale)
  • Level of creativity and originality (10 pt scale)

Tips for a great entry

Think 

  • What does ‘Accepting Imperfection’ mean to me? 
  • How might I show it through writing, dance, music, film, photography or visual art? 
  • Consider several ideas before moving forward

Do 

  • Gather supplies and get started! 
  • Consider making a quick and dirty version, or a rough draft, before creating your final entry
  • Make a complete entry before evaluating or critiquing your work. Your best work is finished work!

Self-evaluate 

  • Does this work reflect the theme? 
  • Am I proud of my work in my chosen medium? 
  • Is this my unique perspective? 
  • If you answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, and you have time to revisit your work, take another stab at your entry!

This page was last updated on May 18, 2024