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The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by the theme. Students participate by submitting original, student-created artwork for entry in any of the seven categories below.



This year’s theme is “I MATTER BECAUSE …” Entries will be judged primarily on how well the student uses their artistic vision to portray the theme, their originality, and creativity. An artist statement and title are required and very important to the judging process.


  • DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
  • Students will submit entries online this year. No projects will be collected at the school.
  • Watch this video to see how to submit an entry:


  • Students may enter in one or more arts categories, but may only enter each category once. Each piece of artwork must have its own title and artist statement.
  • Only one student may create the work and be recognized as the award recipient but other students may appear in the artwork itself using a consent form.
  • If the artwork requires a consent form, print and sign the consent form before uploading it online with the entry.
  • Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme are allowed.
  • Adults may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work.
  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited in the literature, music composition, photography and visual art categories.
  • Use of copyrighted material is acceptable in the dance and film production categories when the title, composer and performer of any music in the submission are cited on the student entry form.
  • Please read all general and category rules carefully!
  • In the photography category, the student must take the photo.
  • In the film category, the student must be the camera person or use a tripod the entire time.
  • Submitted images of 2D and 3D projects should show the artwork in its best light because entries will be judged from the submitted images. Use a ruler or a coin to help the judges understand size and scale when taking color photos of artwork from various angles.
  • Music entries should be audio files only, no videos allowed.
  • In the dance category, do not perform a dance learned in a dance class or on the internet.
  • Every entry will be recognized!


  • Go to the Utah Reflections Online website.
  • Note: you will need an account to access any of the features.
  • Click on the blue “Submit Reflections Entries” button.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • If you don’t have an account on, click on the “Register” tab and enter your information.
  • You will receive an email with a link to create a password.
  • Click on the link in the email and follow the directions.
  • If at any time you forget your password, you can reset it by clicking on the “Reset password” tab.
  • You do not need a separate account for multiple students.
  • Click the “Sign In” tab.
  • Click on the green “Add Entry” button.
  • Enter the requested information and click “submit” at the bottom of the form.