Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic expression. The Reflections theme for 2018 – 2019 is “Heroes Around Me”. Use your imagination to create a film, song, artwork, photograph, poem, short story or dance routine. You may enter as many times as you like in as many categories. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form. Be sure to reflect the theme in your work


Murphy Middle School won the award for the most student participation in Reflections among all the middle schools in Plano ISD, for the last two years! We had 12 Council Award winners last year!! So lets keep the tradition going!


All entries will be due Friday, November 9, 2018.

Entries can be turned in to the front office starting in mid October. There is no limit to the number of entries a student can turn in, but each entry must be accompanied by an entry form


Entry Form 

Additional entry forms will be available in the front office the week of September 17.


Rules and entry form can also be found at


  • Literature – Prose, poetry, fiction or nonfiction, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted format: Single-sided on 8 ½x11” paper

  • Visual Arts – 2D original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work, or computer-generated artwork (must be flat, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat}. Mount paper entries on sturdy material). Matting is accepted. Frames and artwork containing loose materials are not accepted. 3D objects (i.e. beads, pasta, etc.) glued to artwork is not permitted. Artwork MUST BE 2D.

  • Photography – Original black-and-white or color image, single print or photomontage (no smaller than 3x5 inches to maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat. Mount on sturdy material such as cardboard or poster board.

  • Musical Composition –Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics (maximum time 5 minutes and 1GB file size, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted). Videos are not accepted.

  • Dance Choreography – Original dance choreographed by the student. (Maximum time 5 minutes and 1GB file size, should be submitted on a CD or DVD)

  • Film Production – Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated (Maximum time 5 minutes and 1GB file size, CD or DVD).


Rashmi Shamarayar