PTA Reflections Contest 2020-2021

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 9:39am

I Matter Because...

Attention Mount View Families!  Does your student like to draw or paint?   Enjoy writing stories or composing music?  How about taking photographs, making videos, or dancing?  Well if they do, the PTA has a wonderful opportunity for them to showcase their talents - The 2020-2021 Reflections Contest!

 The Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and all abilities to explore and be involved in the arts.  Students are encouraged to reflect on this year's theme – “I Matter Because ...” and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.  We are always blown away by what our students can do!

What's In It For The Artist:

  1. The top 3 submissions from each category will be recognized publicly via the MVMS PTA website, MVMS PTA Facebook page, and MVMS TV NEWS.
  2. Winning entries from our school will be submitted to the county competition with the chance to continue on to the state and national competitions.  
  3. The winning entry from each category will receive a $30 or $50 Amazon gift card (final amount dependent upon the number of submissions).

How to Participate:

Given Distance Learning, we have instituted new procedures - 

  1. Students can obtain a Reflections Entry Form, Entry Instructions, and Contest Rules via the links provided below.  This year, all forms are downloadable and fillable.
  2. Submissions (along with Entry Form) can be deposited in a purple plastic tote that will be kept in the Main Entrance vestibule at Mount View Middle School beginning October 1st.

The deadline for contest entries is FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 6:00 p.m. 

Important Forms & Information 

Student Entry Form (the PTA will complete the top section)
Category Rules:  Dance ChoreographyFilm ProductionLiteratureMusic CompositionPhotographySpecial Artist DivisionVisual Arts 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to visit the Maryland PTA Reflections Website or e-mail Lisa Cumberland via
The PTA looks forward to celebrating the arts with all of our talented Falcons, so get your creative juices flowing and show the world why "I Matter Because ...”.