2024-2025 Reflections Theme:
Submitted by Paige Opaska, from Barbara Bush Middle School PTA in North East ISD. We are super excited for Paige and cannot wait to see how our Clark High School students interpret her theme! Congratulations once again to Paige Opaska!
Art Entry Deadline will be in early November 2024
Plan your projects now. Anytime is a great time to start! Happy creating Wildcats!
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.
Fiction or nonfiction, prose, poetry, drama, or short story.
(must not exceed 2,000 words or 8 ½ x 11 inches)
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)
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).
Original dance choreographed by the student with up to 3 dancers.
(maximum time 5 minutes, should be submitted on a CD or DVD)
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.
Find out more at:
Contact the Reflections Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
2023-2024 Reflections Theme:
"I am Hopeful Because..."
Submitted by Alice Meko, from Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in Alabama
The entry submission deadline was supposed to be mid-November. However we did not have a person/people to fill the PTSA Reflections Chair or the VP of Arts in Education positions early enough in the school year to fully manage the 2023-2024 Reflections Program. Therefore we are looking ahead to and excited and getting ready for the 2024-2025 PTA Reflections Program.
National PTA Reflections Theme Search Contest
Thank you to all students who participated in the 2025-2026 National PTA Reflections program theme search! With over 880 theme suggestions, it was very difficult to decide on which five themes to send to National PTA.
Without further ado, congratulations to the five students selected to represent Texas PTA at national-level judging. National PTA will select one exceptional theme from the nationwide search to inspire creativity for the 2025-2026 PTA Reflections program. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be announced by National PTA in February 2024. Good luck to Hannah, Kelly Cole, Edward, Amelie & West!
Texas PTA Theme Search Finalists
Suggested by Hannah Fregia
I W & Eleanor Hyde Elementary PTA, Clear Creek ISD
Messages to the Future Leaders
Messages to the Future Leaders
Suggested by Kelly Cole Hurley
Arlington Heights High School PTA, Fort Worth ISD
Suggested by Edward LoCicero
Memorial High School PTA, Frisco ISD
Yes, I can!
Suggested by Amelie Stoffels
Patsy Sommer Elementary PTA, Round Rock ISD
Coloring the World With Kindness
Suggested by West Williams
Hawk Elementary PTA, Denton ISD
Start dreaming up the 2026-2027 THEME!
Reflections Theme Search Entry Form – Deadline to submit themes is November 5, 2024!
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
2021-2022 CLARK, DISTRICT AND STATE AWARDS REFLECTIONS RESULTS
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…
2021-2022 CLARK AND DISTRICT REFLECTIONS RESULTS