Reflections Art Program

Express Yourself Through Art in the PTA’s Reflections Program

2017 Theme: “Within Reach” — Entries are due October 13

Entry Form (Required)

Fairmont students are invited to participate in this year’s Reflections program, a national art contest designed to encourage students to explore their creativity and personal expression.

Students can participate by either creating something at home or by participating in our Reflections event, to be held September 27, from the end of school until 7:30PM. Our at-school event will be limited to Visual Arts (painting, drawing), but students can enter their work in five additional areas: dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, and music composition.

Entries will be judged in three groups:

  • Preschool - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • 6th Grade.*

Winners may go on to compete at local, regional, state, and national PTA levels.
If working at home, please submit an entry form with your entry.

* Winners in 6th Grade compete against 7th and 8th Grades at the higher levels. Visit for complete rules and information.

Getting Started

Coming up with ideas on a theme can be hard at first. Here are some suggestions from one of Fairmont’s artist parents, Mr. Norcome:

  • How does this years theme uniquely relate to you? Using last years theme “Your Story” as an example. I would first list the things unique about my story. Things like My family and culture, where I live or have lived and the things I love to do. Then i would pick a few things from that list and focus on creating my art piece based on that unique part of me or my life.
  • How can you best communicate your connection to the theme? Take a few minutes to really think about all the possible categories. Which one is most interesting to you? That might be the right one to pick.
  • Keep in mind that the most important part of this showcase is what makes you unique and your personal vision so be as creative as want to be. Take a risk, be brave, express yourself and see what happens. The Fairmont community will embrace your expression of yourself.

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Contact Info

Fairmont Elementary School - 724 Kearney St., El Cerrito, CA 94530 - Phone: 510.231.1448