The National PTA Reflections program encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.
The National PTA Reflections Program has three opportunities for PTAs to promote arts in education: Reflections
Awards Students in Pre-K through grade 12 who create theme-based
artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical
composition, photography or visual arts.
The 2012-2013 Reflections theme was: The Magic of a Moment. The 2013-2014 Reflections theme was: Believe, Dream, Inspire and the 2014-2015 theme is: The World Would Be A Better Place If...
2012, National PTA launched the Special Artist Division – a non-graded
division limited to students whose physical, cognitive, or mental
health challenges meet the American Disabilities Act guidelines.
Qualifying students create their own artwork, but may receive
non-artistic accommodation or assistance from an adult. Or, qualifying
students may choose to follow all general and arts category rules, but
receive accommodation to submit Reflections entries in the grade
division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
For more information, contact Geraldine Nichols, Reflections Chair at
Reflections Deadline Message from our President
Reflections Entry Submission "How To" Videos
ARPTA Reflections Assembling Instructions
ARPTA Reflections Entry Form Instructions
Reflections Chair's Handbook
Reflections Student Entry Form
Reflections Student Entry Form - Spanish
For all other forms and rules, click here to be re-directed to National PTA
Reflections Theme Search Contest 2016-2017