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Reflections – Awards & Events

Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity. We are proud to present our nation's best Reflections in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts.

2016-2017: What Is Your Story?

Come Back Soon! 2017 national Reflections winners are announced here on May 1. See below for a complete list of awards and prizes.

Save the Date! National PTA Awards Celebration is Sat., June 24 at the National PTA Convention, Paris Hotel Las Vegas. Check out photos below from last year's event!

2015-2016: Let Your Imagination Fly

This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in over 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts. This past spring, a panel of experts reviewed more than 1,000 national round submissions. We are honored to announce 206 of the most creative works from the 2015-16 school year.

  • National Awards Announcement
  • National Awards Celebration (Photos Coming Soon!)
  • Save the Date! All award-winning works will be revealed at the National Art Exhibit Opening Ceremony at the U.S. Department of Education on Jan. 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

2014-2015: The World Would Be a Better Place If...

Learn more about State PTA announcements and events.


About National Awards and Prizes

Each year, Over 1,000 student submissions are reviewed at the national level by arts and education experts. Our judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 

Prizes for Students and PTAs

Outstanding Interpretation Awards: 1 per arts category and special artist division.

  • An expense-paid trip for student honoree and one adult to the National PTA Convention.
  • $800 Young Artist Scholarship
  • Gold Reflections Medallion
  • Outstanding Interpretation Award Certificate
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery
  • $200 Outstanding Local PTA Award

Awards of Excellence: 3 per division of each arts category and 1 special artist of each arts area.

  • $200 Young Artist Scholarship
  • Silver medallion and certificate
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery

Awards of Merit: 5 per grade division of each arts category

  • Silver medallion and certificate
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery

All remaining national-round participants receive a certificate of honorable mention.

Learn more about State PTA awards and prizes.

Questions? Email or call (800) 307-4782.

Proud Sponsors of National PTA’s Reflections Program

Park West Foundation