Celebrating 50+ Years of Reflections
Explore the last 50 years of the Reflections program and learn about the impact Reflections has had on students, families, and communities since the program was founded in 1969.
National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition in and access to the arts which boosts 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.
The theme for the 2019-2020 program year is Look Within. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
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From Art to Exhibit
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 annually at National PTA's Convention & Expo in June. National PTA then collects and curates the traveling exhibit for the next year. To learn more, visit our Awards Page.