Reflections is a creative arts competition through the Washington State PTA and National PTA to encourage students to express their creative talents through their own original works. It will be run completely virtual this year from the school level all the way to the national level. Each year, Reflections challenges students to align their art to support a specific theme. Students will learn more about this program during their October library rotations. Entries will be due November 12th.

3/2021: Cedar Wood PTA would like to CONGRATULATE Emilie J, 5th Grade, on her work of literature, The Last Tree! It received, “Outstanding Interpretation” at the WSPTA Reflections competition! Read Emilie’s full work below. CLICK HERE to see a full list of Everett School District and WSPTA Reflections Finalists.

Artist Statement, “This is a dystopian society I created, there isn’t a right or wrong anymore, there’s just your view and person next to you’s view. I molded Mary after my love for the environment. Having her face the difficult obstacles that we are facing in modern times. I wanted to create this because of the lake of awareness of climate change. I matter because I know what’s going on, and I’m not ignoring it. I’m speaking up.

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Thank you to all of the students who submitted wonderful, creative, and heart felt projects to this year’s PTA Reflections competition! Cedar Wood PTA received 40 submissions! Congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition. They will be moving up to the regional level competition!

CLICK HERE to watch the Regional 2020 winner’s video!

Congratulations to the winners moving up to the state level from Cedar Wood Elementary!
Aanika G., Visual Arts (2D) – Primary (PreK – 2nd grade)
Ryker W., Visual Arts (2D) – Primary (PreK – 2nd grade)
Siya G., Visual Arts (2D) – Intermediate (3rd – 5th grade)
Willem W., Visual Arts (2D) – Intermediate (3rd – 5th grade)
Xiang L., Music composition – Intermediate (3rd – 5th grade)
Anukriti M., Literature – Intermediate (3rd – 5th grade)
Emilie J., Literature – Intermediate (3rd – 5th grade)

CLICK HERE to watch the Cedar Wood 2020 winner’s video!

Watch the Cedar Wood 2020 Winner’s video!

Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade Cedar Wood students can submit entries in any of the six arts areas:

  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Video or Film Production
  • Dance Choreography

Entries are judged on creativity, technique, and interpretation of the theme. This year Cedar Wood students will need to submit entries virtually by Friday, November 12th.  Entries should be submitted to Michael Wheeler at

Winners of this school level competition will be announced during library rotations this year instead of our typical in-person celebration with an art exhibition.  If entries are recognized at the next levels such as District, State, or National competitions then those Students will be informed by representatives at those levels.  Best of luck to all our students!

For more information, please refer to the PTA Reflections Entry Packet and please use this Cedar Wood Entry Form. Washington State PTA website for more information and rules.  Additional questions? Please contact the Cedar Wood PTA Reflections Chair Michael Wheeler at

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