All Reflections entries in the category of Visual Arts and Photography will be digitally displayed in the front office. Winning literature entries will be added to the Davidsen Reflections ebook (available soon).



1st Place – "Morning Walk" by Raul Gutieriez

​2nd Place – "Souls of Sin" by Eric Zhang

3rd Place – "A Miracle" by Mia Sardinas


Deadline for entries is

Monday, October 28, 2019


Dance Choreography 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 it on the entry form. Video file must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4

Visual Arts Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, 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. (NO FRAMES). Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D artwork submissions must contain 3 digital images of artwork at different angles. Image(s) are used for artwork identification, judging and exhibition purposes.

​​Photography 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.

Music Composition 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. Notation (score/tablature) in PDF format is required for middle and high school divisions.

Literature 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, PDF file

Students submit their projects to the Davidsen Judges by Oct 28. Judging will take place the week of Nov 4-8, and winners go on to the Hillsborough County level, where they may continue to the State or even National competition! Other prizes and incentives to be announced.

Contact the Davidsen PTSA Reflections committee if you have questions, or ask your arts teacher for more information

Reflections is a nationwide program that encourages and celebrates outstanding achievement amongst budding artists. Each year students are asked to reflect on a specific theme to inspire their project. The initiative also includes grants for local PTAs focused on enhancing arts education in their school and community.

Davidsen participates in the categories of Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Music Composition, and Literature. Teachers will encourage their students to participate in Reflections and may even choose to create an assignment that your child could submit as an entry into the contest. We encourage parents to support your students efforts by sharing information and challenging them at home.


1st Place – "Beauty Within the Tracks"
by Dylan Worme

​2nd Place – "Things I Love"
by Aiden Tran

3rd Place – "Everyday Sunset" 
​by Ryan Lam


1st Place – "A Rainbow of Emotion" by Violet Smith

​2nd Place – "World Changer"
by Kaylin Guerrero

3rd Place – "Scattered"
by Janaya Dale

Thank you and congratulations to all  students who submitted entries for the PTA Reflections contest, "Look Within", this year!  

We are pleased to announce the following student entries will be entered into the Hillsborough County competition in January



Davidsen PTSA is proud to announce that Violet Correa has earned an Award of Excellence in Film Production at this year’s Hillsborough County Reflections award ceremony. Violet’s entry will represent Davidsen at the state competition. Congratulations!


1st Place – "Self Destructive Feelings" by Violet Smith


1st Place – "Dodgeball" by Violet Correa