Reflections Program


SUBMISSION DATE:November 16th 2020
GRADES:PreK – 12
REFLECTIONS WEBSITE:Reflection 2020-2021
CHERRY CREST ENTRIES:Visit Padlet to view Cherry Crest entries

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school, but in life.

Reflections Program

The Washington State Reflections Art Program is an opportunity for all Cherry Crest students to showcase their talents in visual arts, photography, music, dance, film, and literature. The 2020-2021 program year theme is “I Matter Because. Visit the Washington state Reflections website to learn more about the program and entry rules.

Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are:

  • Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  • Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.
  • Photography: color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts: drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  • Film/Video: original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  • Choreography/Dance: originally choreographed dance composition.

The National PTA Reflections program supports student success and serves as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in the school community. Students with disabilities may receive special accommodation by entering the special artist division.

Program Rules

Detailed rules about the program are available here and links for specific art rules are as follows: (Please pay close attention to the allowable dimensions of Photography and Visual Arts submissions.)

  • Dance Choreography Rules: here
  • Film Production Rules: here
  • Literature Rules: here
  • Music Composition Rules: here
  • Photography Rules: here
  • Visual Arts Rules: here
  • Special Artist Rules: here

Reflections Program Winners

Thank you to all the Cherry Crest students, families, teachers and staff who helped make this year’s reflections program a success, despite all the differences this year.

We received  14 wonderful entries we received, including eleven visual arts, one literature work, one music and one dance entry. Several pieces will be sent on to the Bellevue PTSA Council. Bellevue PTSA Council judges will select which entries compete at the Washington state level. Cherry Crest usually learns which entries were selected in late January or early February. Look for an update in the Chatter in February!

Our own Cherry Crest choice awards took place online, and the results are below:

The winners are (with equal votes):

  • Sofia Mei Linares (5th  grade) with “I matter” a poem.
  • Mitali Khairnar (4th grade) “I can bring colors to life”

We also had the visual arts Judges awards and the winners are:

  • Anagha Ramprasad (5th  grade) “The Woman of the future”
  • Emma Shangwen Ye (5th  grade) “Sharing love – saving Dogs”
  • Akshaya Ramprasad (1st grade) “I am the future”

Thanks again for all your hard work in making this year’s Reflections program great!


The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.


There are three steps to complete your submission:

  1. Fill out the Cherry Crest form so we have your student’s information correct for Reflections artwork contest submission.
  2. Completed Reflections entry form.
  3. All entries are being submitted virtually this year, please upload your art work to the Cherry Crest form. Any questions/concerns, please email

Art is accepted in any of the six areas:

  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Film/Video
  • Choreography/Dance

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