LCHS 9-12 submissions due Mon. Oct. 24, 2016, 3:00 pm
(The LCHS 7/8 deadline is earlier, Fri. Oct. 14.)

It’s time for students to unleash their creative talents! The PTA Reflections Program has begun. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?” Using this theme as inspiration, students are invited to create projects in the following categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Musical Composition, Film Production, Dance Choreography and Special Artist.

Multiple entries in multiple categories are welcome! Winners in each category advance to District competition, which can lead to State and National participation.

The DEADLINE for submissions is MONDAY, October 24 at 3:00 p.m. Entries must be placed in the box in the LCHS office marked “LCHS 9-12 Reflections Projects” by the deadline.

A Student Entry Form MUST be attached to each entry.

For further information, please contact Jean Cunningham at or 818-790-4328.

Rules and entry forms are available:

1) In the LCHS office,

2) or here:

Student Entry Form for LCHS 9-12
Consent Form for Dance, Film & Photo Entries

Summary of Rules
General Rules
Special Artist Division
3-D Art Guidelines
Art Form Identification

Visual Arts
Music Composition
Film Production
Dance Choreography

3) or on the State PTA’s website:

A Great Learning Experience
The Reflections Program is designed to enhance a quality arts education by providing an opportunity for students to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts.

When children express themselves through words, pictures, music, dance and other art forms, they grow intellectually and socially. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings and ideas; learn to look at things, people and experiences in a fresh and exciting way; and become more interested in the ideas and works of others.

General Guidelines
All entries submitted must be original works and must relate to the current year’s Reflections Program theme. Each entry must be the work of only one student. Assistance from teachers, parents, or friends is not permitted except in the Special Artist category (students with disabilities). There are strict rules for each category, including guidelines for formatting, size, presentation, etc., which must be followed carefully. Entries that do not comply with the guidelines will not be judged. Certificates will be awarded for the winning entries in each category.

A Word to Parents
As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to be responsible for their own work. Students must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By producing their own literature, musical compositions, photographs, films, dance routines and visual artwork, children learn about the arts and, more importantly, they learn about themselves. Students should simply do their best. Supporting the Reflections Program is one of the best ways you can support the arts in your home, school and community.