Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity. This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in over 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts. This past spring, a panel of experts reviewed more than 1,000 national round submissions.
We are honored to present the creative work of the 206 Awardees from the 2015-16 school year in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts.
Let Your Imagination Fly is an exhibition showcasing the winners of the 2016 National PTA Reflections Outstanding Interpretation Award, Award of Excellence & Award of Merit in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
The showcase will include:
- A ribbon cutting ceremony
- Student performances
- Remarks from Honorary Guests
- Light Reception
Arrival / Security Clearance Information:
Plan on arriving early, allow 20 minutes of time for the Department of Education security clearance. Adults must present a photo ID to security staff for admittance to the building – the name on your ID must match the RSVP name we submit to the Department of Education
All guests must present one of the following forms of ID: valid State driver's license, passport, school-issued ID, or government-issued ID. Minors under age 16, accompanied by a parent, may use their parent as their ID.
This event does not require a specific dress code. We ask that you aim to look your best for photos and greeting high-level PTA leaders, partners and sponsors of National PTA. Don’t forget to wear your Reflections medallion!
The Hotel closest to the LBJ-Department of Education Building is:
550 C Street S.W.
Washington, District of Columbia
Limited street parking (metered is available, and two parking garages are located nearby:
- Holiday Inn (6th and C Streets, S.W.)
- Capital Gallery (6th and Maryland Avenue, S.W.)
- 6th and D streets SW (about a half block from the Holiday Inn and Capital City garages)
What is the cancellation policy for this event?
Please be advised: Washington, D.C. may receive inclement weather in January. In the event of a cancellation or delay, all registered attendees will be emailed by 6:00 a.m. on the day of the event. In the event of a 2-hour delay, the Student Showcase will begin at 12:00 Noon, and end no later than 3:00 p.m. In the event of a cancellation, the Student Showcase will not be rescheduled. The U.S. Department of Education operating status is determined by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). You may monitor the operating status at OPM.gov. To visit the exhibition between January 9 and February 24, 2017, please contact Jacquelyn Zimmerman at 202-401-0762 or email@example.com.
ADA Information and Assistance:
If you have a condition which requires accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and you require accommodations at the event, please contact the National PTA Meetings Department at NPTAMeetings@pta.org to describe the condition and the specific nature of the requested accomodations. National PTA will provide accomodations in accordance with law.
To view more FAQs, please visit: PTA.org/Reflections.