Reflections 2015-2016

  • Penfield PTSA celebrates the arts by inviting students to participate in the PTA Reflections program! Students may submit entries in six arts areasdance choreography

  • film production

  • literature

  • musical composition

  • photography

  • visual arts

2015-2016 Theme -

"Let Your Imagination Fly"

Entries are due:

Notification of Participation by Monday, 9 November 2015

Entries were due Monday, 16 November 2015

In School Contact - Mr. Luke Lorenzo

PTSA Contacts - Mrs. Marcia Vick

All entries must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry Form

Student Entry Form - pdf format

2015-2016 Penfield Reflections Site

Visit this site for all Penfield school Reflections information and entries.

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.

General Rules

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Musical Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules

Special Artist Division Rules

** New this year **

Visual Arts category now includes 3D Art forms!

EXAMPLES: Architectural model, carpentry, ceramics, design, dioramas, fiber work, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, sculpture & wind chimes NYS PTA SIZE LIMIT: 3D artwork must be able to fit within a box no larger than 20”x20”x24”. Must include packaging materials and 3 photos of the entry for judging, ID and exhibition purposes. Visual Arts Rules

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.

Want a head start on next year?

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National PTA Winner!!!

Award of Merit - A. Elhelw - Film Production


New York State PTA Winners!

Award of Excellence - A. Elhelw - Film Production

Award of Merit - B. Kearns - Photography

Award of Merit - K. Kogler - Literature

Sonya Verrillo (GVPTA), Anne Marie Healey (PHS PTSA President), A. Elhelw, B. Kearns, Dr. Leslie Maloney (PHS Principal), K. Kogler (absent)


Genesee Valley Region PTA Winners!

A. Elhelw - Film Production

B. Kearns (2 entries) - Photography

D. Fanto - Visual Arts

K. Kogler - Literature

K. Pendelberry - Music Composition

Genesee Valley Region PTA Reflections Winners at GVPTA Reception


PHS PTSA Reflections Winners!!

K. Kogler (Literature), A. Elhelw (Film Production), D. Fanto (Visual Arts), R. Murray (Literature), B. Kearns (Photography), E. Grier (Visual Arts)

Absent: K. Pendelberry (Music Composition)

Thank you to all our PHS PTSA Participants!

A. Elhelw - Film Production

A. Simonetti - Literature

B. Kearns (2 entries) - Photography

D. Fanto - Visual Arts

E. Grier - Visual Arts

J. Giuseppetti - Photography

K. Kogler - Literature

K. Pendelberry - Literature & Music Composition

R. Murray - Literature

W. Moran - Photography

2016-2017 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 16 October 2015.