Reflections Arts Competition

Get your student’s creative juices flowing for this year’s Reflections competition. The theme is I Matter Because…  

Entry Due Date: Thursday, November 5th by end of day

For students participating, here is how to submit entries online: 

  • Follow eachbullet statement under the Submission Requirements in the Rules of the Art category selected, especially dimensions; length, file size, word count 
  • Students will prepare their entry for online submission in the following file formats: Visual Arts(JPG/JPEG/PNG) - consider searching “How to Take a Good Photo of Artwork”; Photography (JPG/JPEG/PNG); Literature (PDF); Dance & Film (MP4 and AVI); Music Composition (MP3 and WAV/Notation - PDF); Student Entry Form (Spanish)
  • Student Entry Form needs to be completely filled out. Give it a good Title, do not use the Theme – ‘I Matter Because…’ as the title. Don’t forget the  Artist Statement: 100 words or less/make it meaningful.  Your artist statement should describe how your work relates to the theme.
  • How to enter? Click here: Student Entry FormOnce your form is submitted, a link will be emailed to you to upload your art entry.  Please see the art category rules above for permittable file types.
  • Questions/Concerns? Contact Carol Lelivelt

What Is Reflections? A national arts competition offered through the Tesla STEM PTSA. Students enter a piece of art that goes through a judging process at the high school level with the potential to advance to the Council, State and National level. 

What are the Art Categories? Visual Arts (2D only), Music Composition, Photography, Literature, Film Production and Dance Choreography. There is also a Special Artist Division (for students with disabilities). 

Who can participate? Any student attending Tesla STEM High School. 

How to get started? Review the Program Details and Student Entry Packets, both located on the PTSA website under Reflect on the theme. Create a piece of art. Submit the art* along/Concerns? Contact

When is the deadline? Monday, November 5 by end of day.