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Seward PTA seeking art submissions


November 9, 2017 | View PDF

The Seward Parent Teacher Association is seeking submissions for the National Parent Teacher Association’ Reflections Program. The Seward PTA is helping sponsor the event to ensure young people have access to quality arts education and a chance to pursue artistic expression.

In its more than 40-year history, the NPTA program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their creative talents. The program is recognized nationwide by colleges as an achievement of excellence.

The program offers students the opportunity to create submissions for fun and recognition in: Literature, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, Photography, Film/Video Production and Visual Arts.

Every year, students create submissions reflecting on a new theme. The theme for the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Program is “Within Reach.” Submissions, which must be submitted by the Dec. 11 deadline, will be reviewed based on three criteria: Interpretation of Theme (20 points), Creativity (10 points) and Technique (10 points).

Notice how heavily “Interpretation of Theme” is weighted? This is what makes the NPTA Reflections Arts Program unique. A well-developed concept is more important than technique.

The Seward PTA is encouraging young people – ranging from preschool through Grade 12, to participate. Submissions, with a title and the very important Artist Statement, plus completed Student Entry and Parental Consent forms must be submitted no later than December 11 to the student’s school office to be eligible for review and possible further recognition at Regions, State, and National PTA.

The following are the grade divisions: Primary (preschool-Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (students of any grade who identify as having a disability may choose this category or their actual grade division.)

Please contact PTA Reflections C0-Chairs Lynn Hohl or Carol Griswold bia email at to receive the official rules and forms, or for more information.


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