Penfield PTSA celebrates the arts by inviting students to participate in the PTA Reflections program!

Students may submit entries in six arts areas
  • dance choreography
  • film production
  • literature
  • musical composition
  • photography
  • visual arts
2016-2017 Theme -
What is Your Story"

Click here to view all Penfield entries

Entries due:
      Notification of Participation by Monday, 7 November 2016
    Entries were due Monday, November 14, 2016

In School Contact - Mr. Luke Lorenzo
PTSA Contacts - Mrs. Mary Ann Christman

All entries must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry Form
Student Entry Form - pdf format

The artist's statement on how their work relates to the theme is a very  important part of the submission.  Check out the judging score card.

All entries receive recognition for participating.  Judging will occur for Penfield High School and the top entry in each category will be entered into the regional Genesee Valley PTA competition.  Winners from there move on to NYS PTA, then National PTA competitions.

Don’t be intimidated by the rules, the PTSA Reflections committee is here to help.

Official Rules for Participation

New York State PTA Reflections Program Information

National PTA Reflections Program Information

Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work. Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed. Only one student may be recognized as the award recipient for each entry. Other individuals may appear in or perform a student’s work, but the work itself—the dance choreography or film production (including screenplay, camerawork, and directing) or musical composition (including written score and any lyrics), etc.—must be the creative product of one student only. (See the specific arts area rules for details.)
Use of copyrighted material (other than recorded music in dance choreography and film production entries) is prohibited.

A Word to Parents
As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to be responsible for their own work. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By producing their own literature, musical compositions, photographs, films, dance routines, and visual artwork, children learn about the arts and, more importantly, they learn about themselves. Students should simply do their best; crooked lines, incorrect musical notes, or misspelled words do not disqualify anyone.

2016-2017 Reflections

Theme - What is Your Story?

Congratulations to Our
Genesee Valley PTA Winners!
A. Elhelw - Film Production
H. Vanderbilt - Music Composition
K. Pendelberry - Music Composition
S. Vanderbilt - Photography

Congratulations to Our
PHS PTSA Winners!
A. Elhelw - Film Production
H. Vanderbilt - 
Music Composition
K. Pendelberry
 - Music Composition
S. Vanderbilt - Photography
H. Vanderbilt - Photography

Thank you to all our PHS PTSA Participants!
A. Elhelw - Film Production
H. Vanderbilt -
Music Composition
K. Pendelberry
 - Music Composition
S. Vanderbilt - Photography
K. Pendelberry  - Photography
H. Vanderbilt - Photography
E. Vanderbilt - Photography
B. Kearns
 - Photography

2019-2020 Theme Search

Do you have an idea for a future Reflections Theme?  If it's a winner you could get $100!

For a list of past themes and an entry form, click here.  Entries must be postmarked by TBD October 2017.

PHS PTSA Webmaster,
Sep 30, 2017, 3:02 PM