National PTA Reflections® 

REFLECT on the theme. CREATE an original work. BE RECOGNIZED!

Since 1969, the Reflections program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents by creating works of art for fun and recognition. Annually, hundreds of thousands of students participate in the Reflections program through their local PTAs. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works of art in six categories: 

• Dance Choreography • Film Production

• Literature • Musical Composition

• Photography • Visual Arts

Local winners in each category go on to compete at the district/region and state levels. State winners are then considered for a National PTA Reflections award, including: 

• Outstanding Interpretation Awards

• Awards of Excellence

• Awards of Merit

NEW! Special Artist Division

The Special Artist Division is an optional division of the National PTA Reflections Program for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines. Please check with your state PTA office regarding state availability. For complete guidelines and rules please visit

To enter, please contact the PTSA Reflections Program Chair at