Each year, students in Pre-K through Grade 12 are invited to create and submit original works of art in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Based on State PTA rules and guidelines, these works of art may be submitted for state and national level awards and recognition opportunities.
Of the national-level submissions, over 200 student Reflections participants will receive the following awards from National PTA:
2018-2019 Student Exhibit
Explore this virtual exhibit to see the pieces created by our 2018-2019 National awardees, who responded to the theme Heroes Around Me:
Annual Theme Search Contest
Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to their State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. Every year, one winning student's theme is selected by a team of National PTA volunteers. The winning student is awarded $100, national recognition and the honor of inspiring hundreds of thousands of artists across the nation as they participate in the Reflections program. Check out the winning themes from the past 50+ years here.
Thanks to Rylee Stier
, from Burney Elementary School PTA in Burney, California. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme will be I Matter Because...
And congratulations to the winner of the 2021-2022 annual Theme Search Contest, Lydia Keel, from Spanish Fork Junior High School PTSA in Utah. Thanks to Lydia's submission, the 2021-2022 Reflections theme will be I Will Change the World By...
Visit your State PTA Reflections Program for see if your state is participating.
Annual Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd Grant
Congratulations to the 2019 Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grantees:
- Anderson Mill Elementary PTA in Texas
- Reese Road PTA in Georgia
To learn more about this opportunity, visit our ArtsEd Resources.