Reflections Arts Contest

I am Hopeful Because... themeReflections is a national PTA program to honor student creativity in six categories. For Garfield’s first year of participation, the PTSA will be accepting original student work in two categories: 2D / 3D Visual Arts and Photography. We are excited to have the help of Garfield teachers Anita West and Corey Louviere.

In 2023-24, the national theme is “I am Hopeful Because….”

Judges will choose a limited number of entries to forward to the citywide Reflections contest, run by Seattle Council PTSA. Winners at the citywide level are entered in a statewide level and might even make it to the national level.

—> ENTRIES ARE FREE! More info below.

Category Details

2D or 3D VISUAL ARTS entries may include but are not limited to:

Fine and design arts, architectural drawing & models, collage, computer generated images & graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion, clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking, sculpture.

See Visual Arts category guidelines for 2023-24

PHOTOGRAPHY entries may include but are not limited to: 

Single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich or photogram. Original black-and-white or color images are accepted.

See Photography category guidelines for 2023-24

Submission Process

  1. Read the category guidelines, which include detailed instructions.
  2. Download a Reflections Entry Form and fill out one for each entry (including artist statement and parent/guardian signature!
  3. Bring and/or email your forms and entries. You may need to contact a teacher or the Reflections Coordinator for guidance.

To get paper entry forms or to turn in completed forms and entries contact/visit:

2D or 3D VISUAL ARTS — Ms. WEST ( in Room 302


For further information, contact:

Reflections Coordinator — Karen LEWIS (parent volunteer,

To get a better sense of Reflections, see