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art contest

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the current year's theme. 

2024-2025 Theme: 
"Accepting Imperfection"

Click below to get on the district mailing list for updates and resources to run your school's program.


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(downloadable presentation file)

It's easy to implement the Reflections program at your school. Want to learn more?  Check out this guide for an overview of what's involved:

2023-2024 resources:

2023-2024 Dates:

september 5:

local launch

Launch the contest in your school (suggested)


October 19:

local deadline

Student entry due date for your school (suggested)

UPDATED! november 6:

district deadline

Turn in your winning school entries to SMAC Reflections Chairs

Physical materials:

Panera at 8300 Mission Road, PVKS

Monday 11/6, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Entry form info: submit one Google form per winner


Creative files: upload to Google drive


december 5:

reflections open house

Learn the results of the District judging and enjoy a showcase of local school winners

january 5:

state deadline

District winners entered in state contest (by SMAC Reflections Chairs)


Reflections SMSD/SMAC PTA Awards Ceremony and Board of Education (BOE) recognition


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for the

2023-24 SMAC PTA

full list of results

Shawnee Mission area council award of excellence winners

Check out

the videos!

2024 Winners

2023 Winners

2021 Winners

2019 Winners

2022 Winners

2020 Winners

2018 Winners

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