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.




The 2022-2023 Reflections theme is Show Your Voice! 


Students are challenged to express themselves with submissions in six categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Music Composition and Photography. 


Awards are given by grade level: TK-2nd grade (primary) and separate awards for 3rd-5th grade (intermediate).


There is also a Special Artist Division as an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 so that they have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.


We encourage Sea Lions to show their creativity! Fill out the submission form here, print it out and turn it in with your work of art to the McGaugh office by September 30, 2022. Digital submissions can be emailed to SeaLionReflections@gmail.com


Below are the guidelines for each category/division:



Visual Arts

Film Production

Dance Choreography

Music Composition


Special Artist