National PTA Reflections

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Students of all ages and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2019-20 theme:

"Look Within"

Look Within





  • Visual Arts (2D & 3D)
  • Photography
  • Music Composition
  • Literature
  • Film Production
  • Dance Choreography
  • Primary: PreK-Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grade 3-5
  • Middle School: Grade 6-8
  • High School: Grade 9-12
  • Special Artist (All Grades!)?

Canyon Creek -> District (Northshore) -> Washington State PTA -> National PTA

Rule Highlights

  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only.
  • An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work (except for the special artist category).
  • Each entry must have a title and an artist statement. The artist Statement must be at least 1 sentence and no more then 100 words. In the artist statement, students should tell us about their work and what it means to them.
    • How does your work relate to the theme?
    • What is your personal connection to the theme?
    • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instruments, props, etc.)? 
    • What/Who was your inspiration?
  • Art entries are judged by a panel of local professional artists. Student names are hidden for judging. 


Submissions are due Friday, November 8th, 2019.


Information and competition guidelines will be available in the Canyon Creek office (starting mid-September), as well as online line at:

Turn in all submissions to the Canyon Creek Main Office by Friday, November 8th.

Questions? Contact Robin Zaback at