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National PTA’s Reflections Program



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, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is “I Matter Because…” 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.

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 celebrated annually at National PTA’s Convention & Expo in June.

Click here for more information and to submit your digital entry form

Submissions for 2022-2023 has been closed.
National PTA Reflections

Please visit the following link for updated 2022-2023 rules per category:  Please make sure to review the rules per category.  If you are submitting photography or visual arts the work needs to be printed and mounted and then submitted to the box in the library.

***Students are not allowed to access the digital form via Canvas because a parent signature is required.  They can submit the digital form from a different computer with their parent signature.  They are also able access the paper Reflections Form  which will need to be printed and signed by parents in order for students to participate.  A drop-off box will be available for students to submit completed forms at the Newhart Library.  Reflections Form – Eng.pdf