2023-2024 Reflections Theme:


"I am Hopeful Because..."

 Submitted by Alice Meko, from Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in Alabama


Art Entry Deadline will be in early November:

Exact date coming soon!


Plan your projects now. It's never too early to start!


Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.


With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.


Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.


Categories Include:



Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story.

(must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches)


Visual Arts

Original print, drawing, painting, collage, photographic collage, metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork.

(must be flat, not more than 3/8 inches thick, maximum size 24 x 30 inches including a mat)



Original black-and-white or color image, single print or collage.

(maximum size 11 x 14 inches including a mat)


Musical Composition

Voice, instruments or a combination of both, with or without lyrics.

(maximum time 5 minutes, a CD recording of a performance of the composition should be submitted).


Dance Choreography

Original dance choreographed by the student with up to 3 dancers.

(maximum time 5 minutes, should be submitted on a CD or DVD)


Film Production

Original work, animation, narrative, documentary, experimental, computer-generated

(no PowerPoint, maximum time 5 minutes, CD or DVD)


Reflections is always a PTA Member benefit!

The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the Local PTA/PTSA where the student is participating. Each Local PTA/PTSA may determine a date by which the member must join.


Entry Forms and Rules:

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.


Student Program Rules Packet  English | Spanish
Student Entry Form   English | Spanish



Find out more at:


Contact the Reflections Chair, at with additional questions.


Start dreaming up the 2025-2026 THEME!

Reflections Theme Search Entry Form – Deadline to submit themes is November 5, 2023!


When suggesting a theme, judges take into consideration:

  • Theme is unique, inspiring and unlike past program themes.
  • Theme is focused without being too narrow or too broad.
  • Theme is clear, concise and appropriate for all grade levels.
  • Theme is applicable to all arts categories.
  • Theme promotes PTA values.
  • Theme is relevant in 2 years.
  • Past themes and duplicate entries are not considered.


Reflections Theme Search Flier (PDF)

Past Reflections Program Themes (PDF)  English l Spanish



2022-2023 Reflections Theme:

"Show Your Voice!"

 Submitted by Jason Yevin, from Salk/Macarthur PTSA in New York



2021-2022 Reflections Theme:


"I Will Change the World By..."

 submitted by Lydia Keel from Utah State PTA



Please join us in congratulating the following students, who were honored and awarded at the Council Celebration on May 3:


Anjalika Kumar for her: CLARK - Award of Excellence in Literature, COUNCIL - Honorable Mention in Literature. Literature titled: “Every Single Day”


Blake Kitowicz for his: CLARK - Award of Excellence in Photography, COUNCIL - Overall Award of Excellence in Photography, STATE - Award of Merit in Photography. Photo titled: “Bee Polinating”


Alyssa Fuscardo for her: CLARK - Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, COUNCIL - Honorable Mention in Visual Arts. Artwork titled: “Universal Language”


Ava Koehne for her: CLARK - Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, COUNCIL - Honorable Mention in Visual Arts. Artwork titled: "Individuality"


John Yu for his: CLARK - Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, COUNCIL - Overall Award of Excellence in Visual Arts, STATE - Award of Merit in Visual Arts. Artwork titled: "I Will Change the World By Growing Life"


We are so proud of their accomplishments!!!

Their art is on display now on the PISD Council of PTAs Reflections Celebration webpage. On that webpage, there are 6 Reflections category boxes that link to the specific Reflections category pages. Where awarded entries are uploaded. Please note: some of the awarded Visual Art and Photography entries may not be uploaded, yet, depending on if the local Reflections Chair has provided a photo, for uploading, their Council awarded entries…




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