Student artists from 44 Hillsborough County schools created original works of art based on the Heroes Around Me theme for the annual National PTA Reflections Art program. On Sunday, January 13, the Hillsborough County Council PTA PTSA recognized students for their artistic ingenuity and efforts to bring the Heroes Around Me theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.

74 Award of Excellence recipients will have their work advance to the State level competition in April 2019 in Orlando.

Congratulations and best wishes to all Hillsborough County student artists!

Choose an Arts Category

This is your chance to express who you are as an individual through one or more of the following:

Film Production Film Production

Dance Choreography Dance Choreography

Literature Literature

Music Composition Music Composition

Photography Photography

Visual Arts Special Artist

Reflect on the theme: HEROES AROUND ME and get creative!

Follow program rules provided by your state PTA and consider the following criteria. For inspiration, visit our national award-winning Art Gallery.

Review Criteria

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Submit Your Entry

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)?
  • What/Who was your inspiration?

Win Awards and Prizes!

Be considered for local, regional, state and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.

Need more information?  Review the training from the Florida PTA Convention below.  You can also download the fillable registration packet.

Reflections Questions?

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