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Alston Ridge Middle School


Reflections is a nationwide art contest that encourages you to explore your own thoughts, feelings and ideas through artistic expression based on a specific theme. Over 300,000 students from Kindergarten thru high school participate from all over the United States. We will hold a blind judging of our school's entries, and the top 28 entries from ARMS will advance to Wake County for judging. The county then holds judging of all those winners, who then advance to North Carolina state judging, and from there the winners go on to the national competition.

National PTA Reflections Introduction

This year's theme is


This Year's Theme is I Will Change the World By...


The annual Reflections theme is created by a student and selected two years in advance through PTA Reflections program's annual theme search contest. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By… submitted by Lydia Keel from Spanish Fork Junior High School PTSA in Utah.

A message from the National PTA  for call For Entries: I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY ...



Categories for Reflections are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Special Artist (Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA) and Visual Arts. You can participate in one or more categories.

For now we ask you to put on your thinking caps and start thinking on how you can bring this year's theme in these different categories! More information on each of these categories, deadlines and other information will be coming soon!

Use the below fun brainstorming worksheet with family to help you discover all the ways you can change the world to help narrow down your ideas.

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