Reflections Judging 2017

Welcome Reviewer! 

Thank you for supporting the artistic and cultural exploration of our students by serving as a volunteer reviewer for the PTA Reflections program! Your artistic expertise and enthusiasm contributes to the vibrancy and creativity of our school community. Before you begin, please familiarize yourself with the following criteria, theme and scoring materials.



All PTA Reflections program entries are judged on three criteria:

  • Interpretation of Theme (20 pts.)
  • Creativity (10 pts.) 
  • Technique (10 pts.)

Notice how heavily “Interpretation of Theme” is weighted? This is what makes the National PTA Reflections Arts Program unique. A well-developed concept is more important than technique. If two entries are tied, the entry with the higher score for interpretation of theme receives more recognition. Use the provided rubric to keep your scores consistent.



Entries should be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the 

2017-2018 theme: “Within Reach”



The following entry information will be provided to you during your review: 

  • Title of Artwork and student’s Artist Statement: These may provide insight on the student’s artistic style/genre and the materials the student used. Look for personal meaning and reflection on the theme to help you decide the student’s Interpretation of Theme score. 
  • Grade Division: The student’s division may provide insight on student’s range of technical skill, ability and competencies displayed in their submission.
  • Additional Artwork Details: If noted, artwork details will offer information related to cited material, submission size/length, etc. 

Please record points for each entry on the provided score card in your email. To flag questionable entries, contact your PTA Reflections Chair. After scoring your assigned entries, please turn in your scores to the PTA Reflections Chair.

Primary Level - Preschool - Grade 2



Intermediate Level - Grades 3-5


Middle School Level - Grades 6-8