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 2022-23 theme:


"Show Your Voice..."


Submission deadline is Monday, November 7th, 2022.
Download and submit this entry form to participate


an image with the reflections logo, and some information also covered in the article below

** Reflections Theme Search **

National PTA is also looking for an inspiring Reflections theme for the 2024-25 Reflections program!!
Students can submit theme ideas until Friday, November 1st, 2022.
Submit your theme ideas using the form below:

Reflections Theme Search Entry Form for school year 2022-23 - Google Forms0

The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100.
Selected theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2023.
Repeat themes will not be considered (find prior themes).


How to Participate

Learn More About Reflections





  • Visual Arts (2D)
  • 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



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Introduction to Reflections

Watch a brief video about the Reflections program!

For cultivating student inspiration...


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?
  • Entries are judged by local artists. Student names are hidden for judging. 
  • Students may only submit one work per category, however they can submit an entry for as many categories as they'd like.

The Special Artist division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program. Download the Special Artist Rules/Guidelines.


How to Participate

Take inspiration from this year's theme, "Show your voice" and create! Then complete an entry form for each submission:

In addition to the general Reflections rules included in the entry packet above, there are also rules specific to each category.

Make sure to review the competition guidelines for each of the art categories:


Student Entry Form - Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 7th.

Submission Guidelines

ALL Reflections entries will be submitted virtually via dropbox

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts (2D & 3D) will need to be uploaded to dropbox AND turned in at the school office.



Please contact the Reflections Chairs: Foram Shah and Gomathi Sarma ( with any questions about this program or how it works!

Updated: 9/11/2022