Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.


Submissions now being accepted for the 2023-24 Reflections Art Contest!




The 2023-24 Reflections season is here and the theme is "I am Hopeful Because..."

Students of all grade levels are encouraged to submit artwork in response to the above theme in any of the following categories:

See the general rules for Reflections entries here. See rules for each specific category by clicking on the above links.


Fill out your student's online entry form at this link. Please turn in physical artwork to the McGaugh office by Oct. 4, 2023. For judging and displaying purposes, do not write the student's name on the front of the artwork.


There is also a Special Artist Division which offers modified rules and guidelines for students with disabilities, who may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504, to participate in the Reflections program. Read more about the Special Artist category here.



PTA is hosting opportunities for your student to create artworks for the contest! We will set up stations at the lunch tables at McGaugh for students to express themselves! We will provide the art supplies! 


The next Creative Corner will be on Oct. 2!  


Please note: Parents must be present.


Questions? Email SeaLionReflections@gmail.com. 


The 2022-2023 Reflections theme was Show Your Voice! 


Students were challenged to express themselves with submissions in six categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Photography. Awards were given by grade level: TK-2nd grade (primary) and separate awards for 3rd-5th grade (intermediate).


Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2022 Reflections "Show Your Voice" Art Program. We had a RECORD number of 64 entries this year! All winners received a trophy and were recognized on stage during our December 2022 Character Counts assembly, and all participants who were not selected as a winner in their category received a recognition metal for participating.



There were four students in five categories who were selected to move on in the Reflections Competition. A HUGE congratulations to the students, and wishing GRACE HOLSEY good luck as she represents our school in the California State Competition! 


THANK YOU to our amazing Reflections Committee... Beth Pearson, Jeannette Andruss, Evelyn Garcia, Rachel Lamphear, and Valeria Dropkin for everything you did to make this such a fun event for this year, including displaying at our carnival and setting up an after-school event to help facilitate art entries.