Reflections Art Program
celebrating the arts and self-expression
National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.
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.
Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level.
National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year.
Students can submit original work in the following categories.
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- Visual Arts
The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…
Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions. A non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs.
School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration.
The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence, or Awards of Merit.
Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.
To be announced.