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PTA Reflections

What is PTA Reflections?

For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped more than 10 million students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, students in Pre-K through 12th-grade create and submit original works of art in one or all six of the available arts categories that represents that years theme.

Entry Guidelines


PTA Reflections Program


Reflections - ART COMPETITION. Call for Entries!

Due Date: October 18, 2021


Calling all choreographers, photographers, musicians, writers, filmmakers and artists!


Our theme this year is: 



PTA Reflections is a national program that welcomes all grades and abilities to explore the arts and create original pieces of art inspired by the theme: I will change the world by...

Explorers can choose to enter in one or more of the six categories; dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

For additional information parents can contact [email protected].


All entries, along with their submission form, can be turned in the front office or be given to the teacher. 


Programa del PTA Reflexiones



Fecha de cierre: 18 de octubre


¡Convocamos a todos los coreógrafos, fotógrafos, músicos, escritores, videógrafos y artistas!


El tema de este año ya se ha lanzado:



Reflexiones es un programa nacional abierto a todos los grados y habilidades, y destinado a explorar las artes e inspirar la creación de piezas de arte originales   basadas en el tema: Cambiaré el mundo por...  

Los estudiantes pueden elegir participar en una o más de las siguientes seis categorías: coreografía de baile, producción de film, literatura, composición musical, fotografía y artes visuales.  

Más información se encuentra debajo o escribiendo a [email protected].


Las piezas, junto con sus formularios, pueden ser entregadas en la oficina de la escuela o a la maestra. 


*Si bien todos los materiales están disponibles en Español, las piezas de arte y explicación del artista deben inscribirse en inglés. 



Contact at Washington PTA:[email protected] 




Visual Arts

Angie Madama Ladabouche is the founder of Reach HeART (@ReachHeART Facebook) (@reach1heart Instagram), where she spreads her love for the arts among kids and adults alike. With a degree in technical Theater (Costume and Scene Design), Angie believes in the power of visual arts to cultivate compassion, empathy and connectedness. We are excited to share that she will be this year’s judge in the Visual Arts category. You may learn more about her at


Angie M.


Music Composition


Born in Argentina, Santiago Walsh has been passionate about music since he can remember. In 1995 he started music studies at a conservatory in Buenos Aires. He then moved to Paris and studied sound engineer at SAE. After graduating, he completed the Music for the Media course (London, UK) and Orchestration for Film and TV at Berklee College of music (Boston, USA). He has composed music for animated series, TV shows, jingles, documentaries and short films. He also had the chance to work for the legendary composer, Vangelis, as an assistant sound engineering for Philippe Colonna. We are honored to count Santiago as this year’s judge in the Music Composition category.

Santiago Walsh

Dance Choreography


A Redondo Union and recent Dartmouth graduate, Caterina Hyneman is no strange to PTA Reflections. In fact, she is a former winner who was recognized all the way to the State level in the dance choreography category. A talented and multifaceted dancer, Caterina will be this year’s judge in the category that saw her once win.


Caterina H.



Laura Malandrino is the owner of Nomadkidstudio Photography. She is a locally-based lifestyle, family, and newborn photographer that loves to capture natural and honest moments. Laura has worked for many years in the fashion/advertising industry and has a degree in Sociology. She believes that genuine photography has the power to transport and connect us with deep emotions. We are proud to count her as our judge in the photography category for this year’s PTA Reflections.


Laura M

Film Production


Federico Cantini’s interest in film started when his uncle gave him an old video camera. He was 8 years old and had never seen a video camera before but he managed somehow to turn it on and suddenly transformed his house into a film set. Now, after over a decade working as a cinematographer, film sets have become home for him. His career spans five continents, balancing commercials and features that vary in scale from major productions to small run-and-gun passion projects. In 2020 he shot the movie ¨Unplugging¨ directed by Debra Neil Fisher, starring Eva Longoria and Matt Walsh, and soon to be released.  This year, he joined Eva Longoria in her first studio movie “Flamin’ Hot” produced by Searchlight Pictures and Devon Franklin. Federico will be our esteemed judge in the film production category of PTA Reflections.


Federico C



John Sylvain is a writer, producer and  teacher living in Los Angeles with his wife, his son and three dogs.  He co-founded the Sacred Fools Theater in LA, Annex Theater in Seattle and The Purple Crayon of Yale, one of the oldest college improv groups in the country. He has produced over 250 short films, written a number of screenplays and published two novels. We are delighted to count him as our judge for this year’s PTA Reflections Literature category.


John. S.