Congratulations to our 12 winners who will advance to the District Competition!


  • Ira Upadhyay (1st Grade - Mrs. Blashaw) - Visual Arts (Primary) - "Within Reach"
  • Saanvi Kanaparthy (3rd Grade - Mr. Carbajal) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "Your Goal is Within Reach"
  • Vaanya S Chauhan (4th Grade - Mrs. Pathak) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "The Impossible is Always Possible"
  • Saanvi Nagaraj (4th Grade - Mrs. C. Wright) - Literature (Intermediate) - "My Within Reach Story"
  • Keira Castanares Soto (5th Grade - Ms. Kamau) - Photography (Intermediate) - "Your Challenges are Within Reach"
  • Ethan J Lee (5th Grade - Mrs. Sweat) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "Cookie Jar"
  • Joni Lee (5th Grade - Ms. Melograna) - Music Composition (Intermediate) - "Rainbow"
  • Megha Narra (5th Grade - Mrs. Sweat) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "The Door to My Future"
  • Brian Sohn (5th Grade - Mrs. Sweat) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "Traveling Dreams"
  • Riya Reddy Jonnala (4th Grade - Mrs. Rappin) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "Olympics"
  • Sanvi Srivastava (3rd Grade - Mr. Kalmus) - Dance Choreography (Intermediate) - "Dance is Happiness"
  • Medha Rao (3rd Grade - Ms. Swanson) - Visual Arts (Intermediate) - "Follow Your Dreams Because it is Within Reach"


Reflections Program Overview & Background

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Issaquah School District Reception is Tuesday, January 9th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the IHS Commons.

 Program Details

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Please follow the specific guidelines for each art area. The six art areas are:

    • Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
    • Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
    • Photography -- prints have a maximum finished size of 18 x 24 inches in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
    • Visual Arts -- drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. A maximum finished size of 18x24 inches.
    • Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
    • Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition

Official Entry Form

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme. on to the higher levels please submit artwork that adheres to the following rules and guidelines. 
Download Student Entry Form here


Rules & Guidelines

To ensure your entry can move on to the higher levels please submit artwork that adheres to the following rules and guidelines. Click here to find out more information or the links below:
Literature Rules
Music Composition Rules
Photography Rules
Visual Arts Rules 2D
Visual Arts Rules 3D
Film Production Rules
Dance Choreography Rules

Special Artists

The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth in the American Disabilities Act. Qualifying students entering this division create their own artwork but may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult. At the national level, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected to receive an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive national Awards of Excellence. Find out more info here.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact PTSA Reflections chair Farha Ajir-LaHue (