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Reflections Art Program

2020 Congratulations!  

Council Level Awards:

  • Sia Puri:  Dance Choreography-Award of Excellence
  • Shivali Pathak:  Music Composition-Award of Excellence
  • Juhye (Alice) Oh:  Literature-Award of Merit
  • Shivali Pathak:  Film Production-Award of Merit
  • Pearl Bhatnagar:  Photography-Award of Excellence
  • Keertana Sreekumar:  Award of Excellence

All entries earning the Award of Excellence will move on to the State PTA level of Reflections.

All students who participated in this year's Art Reflections program showed what the theme, I Matter Because... is really about! The literature pieces, music composition, dance, visual arts, film, and the photographs - all encapsulated the humanity of our community. All students matter. Our students matter. And I could not be prouder to have been a part of this year's journey to encourage and now to celebrate their success - because they are worth it! --Melanie James, PTSA Reflections Chair

Theme for 2020 Reflections:  I MATTER BECAUSE...

Click on 2020-21 Reflections to see the flyer

Deadline to electronically submit artwork has BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 23, 2020

Start Creating today!

  1. Click on California PTA Reflections Forms and Rules for student packet with general entry rules/requirements . View the Category Rules for the type of are you are submitting.
  2. Create your art; there are 6 categories!!
  3. New online form:  Click on Entry Form or contact for the entry form. Fill it out and submit by OCT 23.
  4. Questions?  Contact Melanie James at


PTA's Reflections Program encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired

  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

  • Experience the fun and joy of making art

  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

Students may submit original creations in one or more of these six categories:

  • Visual Arts

  • Literature

  • Photography

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production

  • Music Composition

Artwork is submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artwork is then submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention

  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention

  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention


2019 Reflections Results

Congratulations Reflections Art Program!

A huge thank you to Melanie James, Reflections Chair, for  going above and beyond to provide a outstanding 51st Annual Reflections program for Cal High!

Congratulation to all are Cal High participants!  Here are the Cal High Results:

  • Dance:
    • 1st place-Stephanie Hunt
  • Film:
    • 1st place-Aryan Sharma
  • Literature:
    • 1st place-Alina Jones
    • 2nd place-Rachana Balakrishnah
    • 3rd place-Alice Oh
    • 4th place-Lauren Zilinsras
  • Photography:
    • 1st place-Nima Pendar
    • 2nd place-Safwan Manssor
    • 3rd place-Jannah Mansoor
  • Visual Arts:
    • 1st place-Zoe Medlin
    • 2nd place-Mira Prabhakar
    • 3rd place-Kate Hong
    • 4th place-Lauren Lee
    • 5th place-Julia Sung
    • 6th place-Prisha Narasimhan
    • 7th place-Kira Piggott

Congratulations to the following Cal High Students whose first place Cal High entries went on to SRV Council of PTAs Reflections level to earn the following:

  • Dance:  Award of Excellence to move onto the 32nd District PTA Level-Stephanie Hunt
  • Literature:  Honorable Mention-Alina Jones
  • Photography-Award of Excellence to move onto the 32nd District PTA Level-Nima Pendar
  • Visual Arts:  Award of Merit-Zoe Medlin