Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.
The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local (school), Council/Region (Frisco ISD), State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit.
The Reflections program is wonderful stage to showcase the talents of your young artists and is one of the many programs available to PTA member families. If you need assistance joining PTA, please contact Amanda Reed Amanda.firstname.lastname@example.org, PTA membership chairperson.
Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories:
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Musical Composition
- Visual Arts
Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA.
The Theme for 2017-2018 Reflections is “Within Reach”
Get inspired by visiting the 2016-2017 State Reflections Gallery, and 2015-2016 National Reflections Gallery, to see examples of entries that were awarded at the state and national level in the various categories.
General Entry Information: 2017-2018
Remember to submit your entries for the Reflections program by October 31th 2017. Entries submitted after that will not be accepted.
Reflections Theme Search
2019-2020 National PTA Reflections Theme Search Contest
The search is on for a future National PTA Reflections theme!
Each state selects five student theme suggestions to advance to national-level judging. National PTA then selects one exceptional theme to inspire creativity for the 2019-2020 PTA Reflections program. The student winner will receive $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention. Theme Search judges look for a focused and clear theme promoting PTA values that is appropriate for all grades and applicable to all arts categories. Past themes are not considered.
To submit your theme suggestions online, follow the links below. There is no limit to how many different themes you can enter!
Deadline for Online Submissions is November 5th 2017.