Reflections art program

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2023 -2024 theme: I am Hopeful because


Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:


  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections.




Express your artistic talent and tell us what's within reach through Reflections!

Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state, and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity.


Show your Voice will be featured as the 2023/24 Reflections theme  


Grade Divisions:

  • Primary:  Preschool-Grade 2
  • Intermediate:  Grades 3-5
  • Middle School:  Grades 6-8
  • Special Artist:  All grades welcome
Students should download the Program Rules (Coming Soon) This will ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category.
Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry Form (Coming Soon).


Review Criteria

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist's statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


Submissions are considered for local, regional, state, and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.

Visit the 2016-2017 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from previous years.



Student Entry Deadline at the Local level: October 21th to the Art Room.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Laure Dalluge


Advancing Entry Deadline at the Council/Regional level: Council PTA due date is typically set for late November or early December.


Advancing Entries to Texas PTA: Entries advancing to Texas PTA from the Council or Regional Coordinators must be received by 5:00 pm on January 15th. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the acceptance date will extend to the following business day.


Advancing Entries to National PTA: Texas PTA advances selected entries no later than March 1.