The River Hill High School PTSA participates in the National PTA Reflections program



2023 - 2024 Theme: "I AM HOPEFUL BECAUSE…"



 The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme while increasing community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.




Students may submit an entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. Depending on state and local PTA guidelines, students may enter more than one work of art. 






More information on PTA Council of Howard County



Submitting Your Entry

Please read carefully:



1. Download, save and complete the National PTA Reflections® Program Student Entry Form 2023-2024 This is a fillable PDF file.  You should fill in all the required fields and save the PDF form.  You will be uploading this form with your submission.


 a. A TITLE is REQUIRED (“Untitled” is not a title). Each participant is required to submit an artist statement that describes what inspired him or her to create the work and how it relates to the theme.


b. The ARTIST STATEMENT is MANDATORY for all entries in all grade divisions. The statement may not exceed 250 words (1,000 characters maximum); there is no minimum length. The Student Entry Form provides a space to type the artist statement; if the statement does not fit in the space given, it must be written on a separate page and labeled in the lower right corner according to the directions given for the rules of the specific art area.


2. Read the rules for each of the six areas above and use them as guidelines for preparing your submission.  Students may enter in one or more categories. Submit a copy of your artwork in correct format (below) and keep your artwork safely with you in your possession. ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ONLINE THIS YEAR.


Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.

Special Artist Division Rules


Submit a copy of your artwork through the online form and keep your artwork safely with you in your possession. ALL SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ONLINE THIS YEAR. 


Dance Choreography and Film Production entries must be submitted in MP4, MOV, or AVI format. Music Composition entries must be submitted in MP3 or WAV format. Photography and Visual Arts entries must be submitted in JPEG, JPG or PNG format. Literature and scores as required for Music Composition must be submitted in PDF format.


3.  Submit your completed National PTA Reflections® Program Student Entry Form 2023-2024 and submission with the form below no later than Wednesday, Nov 22 5pm

Students Click Here to Submit Your Entry 



The top three winning entries in each category will be forwarded from RHHS PTSA to the PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) in mid-December for judging.  Winning PTACHC entries will be forwarded to the state PTA organization, Free State PTSA, in late January for judging.  State winners will advance to the National PTA Reflections judging, and national winners will be announced in May