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:
2017-2018 Student Exhibit
All winning works from the 2017-2018 Reflections program year were debuted January 22, 2019 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. This student exhibit will conclude in Columbus, OH for the 2019 National PTA Convention & Expo, June 20-23, 2019.
Check out the virtual exhibit from these young artists, who responded to the theme Within Reach:
Annual Theme Search Contest
Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to 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 and recognized in National PTA's awards celebration program booklet.
Look Within is the winning theme for the 2019-2020 program year, submitted by Enashele Campbell, a Kindergartner from H. Guy Child Elementary PTA in Ogden, UT!
Congratulations to the winner of our 2020-2021 annual Theme Search Contest, Rylee Stier, a 1st Grader from Burney Elementary School in Burney, California. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme will be I Matter Because... Congratulations again to Rylee and California State PTA!
Visit your State PTA Reflections Program for see if your state is participating.
Annual Mary Lou Anderson ArtsEd Grant
Congratulations to the 2018 Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grantees:
- Tiffany Park Elementary School PTA in Washington
- Harvest Hill STEAM Academy PTA in California
The 2019 Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant is open! To learn more about this opportunity, visit our ArtsEd Resources.