Reflections for the Arts

2023-24 Wilder Reflections Program

Get Creative this Fall for the Reflections Program

Have you thought about what gives you Hope for a brighter future, Hope for peace, innovation and prosperity?  Then create art that shows us how!  This year’s National PTA Reflections contest theme is “I am Hopeful Because…”  You can create something in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  Entries will be due on November 3rd, so start working on your masterpiece now!  Students from Wilder would submit in the Middle School division (grades 6-8)

For the official rules and category descriptions, click here.  Wilder-specific entry forms are available here.

For more details, visit the PTSA website:

Students can submit entries in one or more of the following categories:

Important Dates:

  • Nov 3rd: Last date to email Wilder Students Entries to
    (Don’t forget to send according to Art Category Guidelines)
  • Nov. 15th:  Google Doc Form Opens for School PTAs to submit Outstanding Interpretation
    place) Winners to HCC PTA
  • Dec 15th:  Outstanding Interpretation School Winners due to HCC PTA
  • Early-Mid Feb : HCC PTA Reflections Gallery & Awards Ceremony (date & time TBD)


Helpful Resources:

Local Leader’s Guide – It contains the scoring rubric for your judges! 

Student Reflections Entry Form

Art Category Guidelines – Each submission must meet certain criteria set by VA PTA!

VA PTA Reflections Page

National PTA Reflections Page

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Wilder Reflections winners!


  • Outstanding Interpretation – Jackie Liang


  • Outstanding Interpretation – Jenny Ding
  • Award of Excellence – Sanjeevan Swain

Visual Arts

  • Outstanding Interpretation – Lizzie Goodman
  • Award of Excellence – Ryan Benjamin

Outstanding Interpretation winners were also judged at the county level.  Jenny Ding’s literature entry received Outstanding Interpretation in the Middle School Literature category and has moved up to the state level of judging.