Reflections Art Program

Reflections Art Program

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Each year, students in preschool through high school are invited to create and submit works of art in the areas of:

  • dance choreography

  • film production

  • literature

  • music composition

  • photography

  • visual arts.

Every year there is a new theme for the competition, which is chosen from student suggested ideas. The theme for the 2022-2023 school year is:

“Show Your Voice!”


Click here to see the California winners of the 2021-2022 Reflections Art Program.


Entries from JTMS will be judged primarily on how well the student uses his or her artistic vision to portray the theme, originality and creativity. The top entries will go on to be judged in the Regional PTA Reflections Program which encompasses all schools in the Irvine Unified School District.


Please look for announcements regarding the submission deadline!

Mr. Georgino with the talented Reflections 2021-2022 winners!

The Process

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.


State-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees receive:

  • Onstage recognition at the California State PTA Annual Convention

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery

  • Prizes including an Outstanding Interpretation plaque, award and certificate


State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery

  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medallion, award and certificate


State-level Award of Merit honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention Reflections Gallery

  • Prizes including an Award of Merit medallion and certificate

National-level Outstanding Interpretation honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artwork, along with any National Award of Excellence and Merit winners, are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit. See the 2021-2022 winners.