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Arts Areas

Students may submit works in any of six arts areas:

  • Dance choreography
  • Film production
  • Literature
  • Musical composition
  • Photography
  • Visual arts

Grade Divisions

Students should enter the Reflections Program in the appropriate division for their grade. The divisions are as follows:

  • Primary: preschool–grade 2
  • Intermediate: grades 3–5

Students must adhere to general student participation rules as well as rules for their specific arts area.

All rules and entry forms are available at the bottom of this page.


Reflections History

The PTA Reflections Program was described by its founder, Mary Lou Anderson, as “almost too simple.” That simplicity—of asking children to express themselves artistically based on a common theme—is the foundation of this long-standing PTA program. The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality artseducation for students in preschool through grade 12, encouraging them to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts. More than 500,000 students participate through their local PTAs each year—millions over the course of the program’s 40 years.

The Reflections Program helps parents encourage the creativity and lifelong learning of their children, and offers children recognition for their artistic endeavors.Students submit artwork to their local PTAs. Works are judged at the local level and the winning entries advance to the council, district, state PTA levels. Top state award–winning entries advance to the national level of judging.