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Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

For 50 years, National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students 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.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create and submit original works of art in one or all of the available arts categories.


Arts Categories

Dance Choreography

Dance Choreography

Film

Film

Literature

Literature

Music

Music

Photography

Photography

Visual Arts

Visual Arts


2018-2019 Program Theme

The 2018-2019 theme Heroes Around Me will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home.

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How to Participate

Local PTA

Connect with your Local PTA

Students in Pre-K through Grade 12 are encouraged to participate in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Awards by connecting with their Local PTA.

State PTA

Local PTAs Register and Follow State PTA Guidelines

Local PTAs may Start Your Program by registering with National PTA and then implementing the Reflections programs in accordance with the forms, deadlines and guidelines determined by their State PTA Reflections Program.

National PTA

National Awards

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. Promote your program with our National Reflections program resources. National PTA Reflections winners are celebrated at the annual convention and student showcase.


Questions?

Contact your state PTA or email info@pta.org.

Start Your Program

 

Register your PTA by Feb. 1 and find tools to run your PTA's Reflections program.

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Awards

 

The 2017-2018 theme was "Within Reach." Learn about our winners and see what you can win!

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Exhibits

 

Visit our virtual exhibition: "What Is Your Story?" and join us for an upcoming event.

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Arts Ed Resources

 

Apply for a grant and use our toolkit to enhance family and community engagement in arts education.

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Proud Sponsors of National PTA’s Reflections Program

Park West Foundation