2023-2024 Theme: I am Hopeful Because...

Submissions Due Date: November 15, 2023

Judging: December 1-4, 2023

Celebration at GOK: December 11, 2023 @ 7:45am-8:20am

in the PTA room (132) down the Kindergarten hallway.

Welcome to our Reflections Celebration!

I am Hopeful Because...

Georgia O’Keeffe Elementary is participating in the Reflections program again this year. This will be our third year participating,. This PTA-sponsored program is a chance for students to express themselves artistically through a common theme using many different art forms.

The theme this year is "I am Hopeful Because" Children can choose 1 to 6 categories to enter into.

Children who place at our local level will move on to the next round of judging at the state level and then to national level.

IMPORTANT! Watch the video on the Theme “I am Hopeful Because...” and how to enter. It’s 18 minutes long and worth every minute! Or click here: Very Important Reflections Video

Registration Form and Rules

After opening, please press the download button to be able to fill in the document. 

Registration Form, click here - This form has the categories and rules.

Please complete this form on the computer, and sign it electronically. 

Or turn this into your teacher, if needed by printing and signing.

If you need more space for your artist statement, attach the statement to the form.

This is the google form to send all artwork and forms to electronically. You can also send them to reflections@gokpta.com if the google form does not work.

Student must have entry forms for each category and family must be PTA members, Join Here


Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer.

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Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. 

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Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached.

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All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.

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Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram.

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Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

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Getting Started

Judging Criteria/Rubic

All PTA Reflections program entries are judged on three criteria: 

Interpretation of Theme (40 pts.) How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement. 

Creativity (30 pts.) How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation. 

Technical Skill (30 pts.) The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 

Notice how heavily “Interpretation of Theme” is weighted? This is what makes the National PTA Reflections Arts Program unique. A well-developed concept is more important than technique. If two entries are tied, the entry with the higher score for interpretation of theme receives more recognition. Our, GOKPTA will use creativity scores if there is a tie for interpretation as well  (yes, this happened).

For more Judging Criteria Information, Click Here

We encourage ALL students grade K-5 to express themselves! 

Students may enter in one, two, three, four, five, or all six arts categories. Student must have entry forms for each category and family must be PTA members, Join Here







GOK 2021-2022 Reflections Video

Our first year's Reflection Creations at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary

The theme was: I Will Change The World By...

Want to help? Volunteer!

We are looking for volunteers to help things run smoothly. Volunteers are needed for gathering entries, data input, promoting, celebration planning, judging, creating thank you letters, etc.  Most of the volunteering tasks are needed during November/December.  More detailed timing is in the signup genius.   

Please sign up to volunteer here

We are also looking for different judges with expertise in each category: Dance Choreography, Music Composition, Film Production, Literature, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Please let us know if you know anyone who may be interested and may be a great candidate!  Can be GOK Parent, Teacher, or someone outside!

Please sign up to volunteer here


E-mail reflections@gokpta.com for assistance or more information.

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