PTA Reflections Contest

  • Thanks to all who submitted their art for the National PTA Reflections contest! The theme for this year was ‘I Matter Because’ and local artists with expertise in a category served as judges. A celebration for all the artists will be held in early spring.
    Congratulations to Hogg's Best in Show:
    Aida Joya - Film Production
    Elise Anderson - Visual Arts
    Congratulations to Hogg's Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and Honorable Mention winners:
    Aida Joya - Film Production, Award of Excellence
    Margot Kramers - Film Production, Award of Excellence
    Gabriela Leija - Film Production, Award of Excellence
    Lillian Jones – Photography, Award of Excellence
    Finn Caswell – Photography, Award of Excellence
    Everett Denson - Photography, Award of Excellence
    Elise Anderson - Visual Arts, Award of Excellence
    Heera Sabarigiri -Visual Arts, Award of Excellence
    Melody Leal - Visual Arts, Award of Excellence
    Marisela Moore - Literature, Award of Excellence
    Eyewumi Oritseje – Literature, Award of Excellence
    Joy Saugier - Film Production, Award of Merit
    Sandra Ramirez – Visual Arts, Award of Merit
    Piper Jordan - Photography, Honorable Mention
    Alex Khalaf – Visual Arts, Honorable Mention
    Madison Donnie - Visual Arts, Honorable Mention
    Everett Denson – Film Production, Honorable Mention
    Award of Excellence entries have been sent to Austin for Regional judging and will be notified if they advance!
    A special thank you to our Award of Excellence Judges:
    Katy Bomar judged the writing and film production entries. She has logged well more than a quarter century in advertising, much of that time at national agencies such as Y&R and Bates. She has written television, radio, print, and digital campaigns for a long list of clients including Target Stores, Texaco, the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Community College, and the Texas Workforce Commission. She has also written and produced hundreds of award-winning commercials and countless videos for a variety of clients including the Houston Ballet, METRO, Waste Management, and Direct Energy. See samples of her work at
    Rebecca Skupin Marcontell judged the visual arts/photography/film production entries. She went to HSPVA as a Dance major and graduated from its sister school, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts as a Voice major. She graduated from Oklahoma City University as a Vocal Performance Major. Rebecca spent three years at the Alley and Houston Grand Opera as Production Assistant and performer before joining Actors Equity Association in 1998. Since then, she has worked with the Alley Theatre, AD Players, Theatre Under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Shakespeare Festival MET Dance and Queensbury Theatre as well as being a long-time member of the Actors Equity Houston Area Liaison Committee.
    Anne Skupin judged the visual arts/photography/film production entries. She says her undergraduate degree in math and biology predisposed her toward both drawing and sculpture. She got her certificate in drawing from the Glassell School in 1980 and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Tulsa in 1993. Anne taught at several Junior colleges in Houston before settling into 12 years of teaching children after school at The Art Studio on the Boulevard in the Heights.
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