PTACHC Winners Announcement

MDPTA Winners
Outstanding Interpretation of Theme
(1st place and will continue to national level)
Visual Arts –Int – Estelle Chen from Manor Woods
Music – senior – Caroline Lovelace from River Hill
Film – middle – Destiny Favery from Hammond MS
Dance – senior – Hannah Chan from River Hill
Award of Merit – 3rd Place

Music – primary – Sivateja Mallajosyula -Centennial Lane
Film – intermediate – Shayla Herron from Stevens’ Forest
Dance – primary – Coco Ward from Northfield
Dance – senior – Isabelle Zhan from River Hill
Visual Arts – Riya Dhar from Howard HS

Theme for 2017-18:  “Within Reach”

DUE DATE for your PTA’s top three winners in each age group/category is TBA.

For all of the following, go to this link CLICK HERE(you must use Internet Explorer or Edge to go to the National PTA website. Chrome does not work)

RULES for each Division(links will be coming in the fall)
General Participation Rules
Special Artist Division
Visual Arts

Student Entry Form —info on how to complete the box on the form:
To be completed by PTA before distribution:
PTA LEADER NAME____________________________________________________ EMAIL_________________________________ PHONE_______________________
LOCAL PTA NAME_____________________________________________________
NATIONAL 8-DIGIT ID #___________________ STATE ID #__N/A_______________
COUNCIL PTA__Howard_____________________ DISTRICT PTA__N/A___
REGION PTA_N/A__________________ STATE PTA__Maryland______________
The last line above applies to your own PTA and when those items were paid and your bylaws date will be on the front page of your bylaws.

Art Grants
Howard County Arts Grant – available after Jan. 15
National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Art Grant-Apply in January

What is Reflections?
“It is NATIONWIDE PROGRAM that is creative and fun way for all students to engage in the arts. There are 6 categories: film, dance, musical composition, photography, visual arts and literature. There are 4 age groups for each category: K-2(Primary), 3-5(Intermediate), 6-8 (Middle) and 9-12 (Senior). You, as the chair, find the judges in your community; get the kids excited through the PTA and by talking to the teachers about integrating it into their school’s curriculum. Then you watch/listen in amazement as these talented youth bring you wonderful works of art!

For more information about the PTA Council of Howard County program please contact the Reflections Chair at:

Information sessions will occur in September.
Students submit artwork to their local PTA. Works are judged at the local PTA level and the top three winning entries in each category and age group advance to the Council level.
From the Council level, the top three winners proceed on to the state level and the top winner at the state level in each category and age group proceeds on the National PTA.

Each level of Reflections Program judging follows a set of projects that include:

  • Send your PTA Reflections Chair’s contact information to PTA Council via email ( ASAP
  • Establishing a timeline for your PTA’s Reflection Program (anytime between Sept. and Dec.)
  • Promoting the program to your community
  • Distributing the rules, deadlines, and entry forms to participants
  • Collecting the student’s entries for judging
  • Organizing and hosting the judging
  • Celebrating the winners
  • Submitting winning artwork entries and required forms to the Council level (due by TBD)
  • In March/April, picking up the student’s visual art/photography
    artwork from Council and returning to students

Please note: Only PTAs in good standing may host the Reflection Program (if you have any questions regarding your PTAs good standing status, please contact MD PTA)

Students must adhere to participation rules as well as rules for their specific arts area