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 is: Believe, Dream, Inspire.
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.
All Reflections entries must be in the possession of Arkansas PTA by January 15, 2014
at the following location:
Northridge Middle School
120 Northridge Drive
Van Buren, AR 72956
For more information, contact: Geraldine Nichols, Reflections Chair at
Reflections Chair's Handbook
2013-2014 Reflections Theme and Information
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 for 2015-16 Submission Form
Reflections Entry Submission "How To" Videos