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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.

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.

Reflections Awards Winners

This summer, National PTA will recognize the collective accomplishments of the honorees during the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration on Sat., July 2, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla.

We invite your family to join us in Orlando for this special evening. At 6:00 p.m., you can pick up your excellence/merit award, take photos on the red carpet and meet celebrity guests! At 7:00 p.m., you’ll enjoy dinner and one-of-a-kind live performances by outstanding Interpretation awardees. RSVP and purchase your tickets today!

Reflections Awards Winners

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.

 Learn more about State PTA announcements and events.

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

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 Certificiate
  • 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 certificiate
  • 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.