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2019-2020 Reflections Theme is “Look Within”

Submissions are due to classroom teachers at Belle Aire by October 29th

Reflections is a National PTA program designed to enhance quality arts education for students in Pre-K through grade 12. As participants in the program, students are encouraged to create works in the following art categories.

Click the category below to see the rules for submission.

Students submit artwork to school. The projects are judged by the PTA and the winning entries advance to the Area Council, District, Region, and/or State PTA round, depending on the State structure. Top entries from each State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging.

The Downers Grove Area Reflections Awards Ceremony is Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Herrick Middle School. The Belle Aire Reflections chairperson will invite eligible participants and their families to this event if they made it to the Area Council round of judging. Good luck artists!

Reflections video

Each entry must be accompanied by a completed/signed entry form. The top “local PTA” section of the entry form will be completed for you by the PTA chairperson. 

Please read the rules carefully for each category. Any projects that do not meet the requirements will NOT be accepted.

  • Student entry form needs to be COMPLETELY filled out. Including Artist Statement and signatures of student and parent.
  • Each entry needs to be labeled and protected according to the rules. Do not use saran wrap, use cellophane to wrap Visual Art and Photography.
  • Student entry form needs to be in a plastic sleeve, jump drives need to be in zip lock bags.


This is a wonderful opportunity for your child to be recognized for their artistic talents, so please encourage them to participate. Any child who turns in a Reflections project will earn a prize from the PTA.

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