Council Awards 11/15 at Allatoona High School - 6:30 p.m.


Thank you to all participants in 2018! 

Here are the Ford council level winners:

Mia Calvo - dance
Carlitos Gonzalez - literature
Lyla Graham - photo
Rylee Dillard - art
Anderson White - art
Amelia Bevels - dance
Leizel Avila - dance, music
Melinda Selvaraj - literature 
Shrish Adhikar - music
Charlee Kappel - art
Lauren Welborn - dance
Karalyn Osterhout - literature
Keegan Richardson - music
Jade McCord - art
Zeva DuVall - art, dance, music
Stella Kouvelas - dance
Lillie Queen - video
Avery Parrish - literature 
Landry Wolf - dance
Katie McCreary - literature 
James Webb - music
Audrey Clinton - photo

2018 Ford Winners:

Trent Kappel

Rylee Dillard

Caitlin Hunt

Carlitos Gonzalez

Kailyn Adija

Lyla Graham

Asher Dreffin

Mia Calvo

Anderson White

Harper Davidson

Dylan Larsen

Colton Townsend

Hailey Nadeau

Evan MacPhearson

Foster Strasburger

Melinda Selvaraj

Brooke Kennedy

Leizel Avila

Amelia Bevels

Shrish Adhikar

Sam Drake

Charlee Kappel

Summer Leclair

Madeline Ehrensperger

Karalyn Osterhout

Keegan Richardson

Lauren Welborn

Madeline Rohulich

Zeva DuVall

Jade McCord

Stella Kouvelas

Caeden Hunt

Avery Parrish

Andre Hodges

Jesse Norris

Lillie Queen

Jensen Gerda

Abi Amos

Katie McCreary

Abigail Rawls

Audrey Clinton 

Lennon Gravitt

Ethan Ficken

Landry Wolf

Bryce Dillard

James Webb

Important dates for 2018

Sept. 11-13

Submission deadline

Sept. 11 - Sept. 13

Learning Commons

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Sept. 11-13

Submission deadline

Entries will be collected from a box in the Learning Commons. Digital submissions are to be put on a flash drive. No CDs, please. 

  • Please also ensure the required Student Entry Form is filled out, signed by a parent/guardian and attached to the entry. Please return no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13.
  • Please label the backs of all submissions with student's name, grade and title.
  • Please note that the entry form includes an area at the top for the PTA to complete (the part that mentions pay dates). Please ignore this area as it will be filled out later once the dates are confirmed with the treasurer.

Sept. 11 - Sept. 13

Learning Commons

Monday, Oct. 8

Ford Awards Ceremony

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learning Commons

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Monday, Oct. 8

Ford Awards Ceremony

Winners will be announced at a special ceremony in the Learning Commons. All participants will be recognized with a medal and a certificate. Snacks and water will be served. Yearbook photos will be taken. 

Winning entries (first and second place only) from Ford will be forwarded to the council/district level. If they win, they'll proceed to the state. Winners of the state competition will have a chance to win at the national level. 

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learning Commons

Thursday, Nov. 15

Council Awards Ceremony

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Allatoona High School

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Thursday, Nov. 15

Council Awards Ceremony

If your child wins first or second place at Ford, they will proceed to the council level. Ford is a member of the Tom Mathis PTA Council. It is comprised of 28 other area schools including, Kemp, Due West, Bullard and Vaughan, among others.

If your child is a winner at this level, they will be invited to attend an awards ceremony. The date is not yet set but is slated for sometime at the end of October or beginning of November. Check back for updates as the program continues.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Allatoona High School


Visual Art

If your child loves all things art, let their masterpieces shine in this category. 

Accepted forms include 2D/3D architecture, carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. 2D artworks must be mounted on sturdy material and no larger than 24x30 inches with matting. 

Framed entries are not accepted. New rule for 2018: All art entries moving on to the state level must include one digital image of artwork with your submission. This can be on a flash drive or a CD. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes. 


Welcome, shutterbugs!

Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to,

multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram.

Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Print image dimensions must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. Digital image dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.


Does your child play an instrument and have original music? If so, this category is perfect for them.

All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Audio file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC.


Put on your dancing shoes and strut your stuff!

Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.


Get those cameras rolling for the kids who love film. Action!

Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited. Entrant must be the director, screenwriter and camera person, including all storyboarding and editing.

Video recording must not exceed 5 minutes and must be less than 1GB (one gig). Accepted formats include: AVI, Quicktime (.mov), MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4), Windows Media (.wmv), and Flash video (.flv, .f4v).


Roses are red, violets are blue. If your child's a poet then this one's for you!

Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached.

Use of copyrighted material is prohibited. Writing must not exceed 2,000 words and may be handwritten or typed. Accepted formats: Single-sided print on 8 1⁄2x11” paper and/or PDF file.

Special Artist

Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.

The Special Artist Division welcomes all grades and all abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc. Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.

Other News

2020 Theme Search Contest

The search is on for the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections program theme! The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be announced at the National PTA Convention and Exhibition in June 2019. Download an entry form in the forms section above.

Theme Search Guidelines

Reflections at the National Level

This year is the 50th anniversary of the PTA Reflections program. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.

Each year, the national PTA Reflections program engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.

With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.

It provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art

Started by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind.

About National Awards and Prizes

State winners proceed to the national level. Each year, 1,000 student submissions are reviewed at the national level by arts and education experts.

Prizes for Students and PTAs Outstanding Interpretation Awards:
1 per arts category and special artist division.

An expense-paid trip for student honoree and one adult to showcase work at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration
$800 Young Artist Scholarship
Gold medal and certificate

Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery $200 Outstanding Local PTA Award

Awards of Excellence:

3 per division of each arts category and 1 special artist of each arts area.

$200 Young Artist Scholarship
Silver medal and certificate
Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery

Awards of Merit:

5 per grade division of each arts category

Bronze medal and certificate
Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery

National PTA Reflections

2017 Ford Winners

Congratulations to our amazing artists from last year!

Kindergarten winners:

Maycie Hingst

Delia Pipia

Christian Hasler

Kailyn Adija - moved on to state

First grade winners:

Lincoln Kappel - moved on to state

Leizel Avila - moved on to state for dance and music

Alexis Sobol - moved on to state

Brooke Kennedy

Second grade winners:

Madison Krol

Summer LeClair

Darcy Austin

Brian Luczynski - moved on to state

Kellan Crutchfield

Joshua Lawson

Caroline Perkins

Lauren Welborn - moved on to state

Antonino Pipia - moved on to state

Nash Jarl

Aidan Crutchfield - moved on to state

Keegan Richardson - moved on to state

Third grade winners:

Stella Kouvelas

Zeva DuVall - moved on to state for music and dance

Lillie Queen - moved on to state for film and music

Jade McCord - moved on to state

Andrew Vincent

Jesse Norris

Charlotte Kelley

Fourth grade winners:

Everett Pounds - moved on to state and national

Layla Adija

Olivia Kalra

Reese Davis

Molly Macri

Hayley Roach

John Aubrey Hudson

Audrey Clinton

Kayden Hingst

Jack Calhoun

Maggie Raines - moved on to state

Lilly Taylor

Fifth grade winners:

Mya Cooper 

Danielle Ferguson 

Henry Rohulich

Thank you to 2017 judges!

Art - Mrs. Cyr

Music - Mr. Hurley

Literature - Mrs. Turner

Photography - Rolando Galvez 

Video - Myra Cole

Dance - CK Danceworks

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