About Reflections

National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition.

Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in one or more of six areas:


musical composition


visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage)

dance choreography

film/video production

In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art.

Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to their local PTSA. Any PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program.



The 2016-2017 Reflections Theme


Rules and Forms

Special Artists Division