National PTA Reflections Art Program
About Reflections

2018 Reflections info will be updated Soon!.....

Reflections 2017-2018 was AWESOME!

The 2017-2018 Reflections Theme is:  "Within Reach"

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program. As an added bonus, in showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education. 

The Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun of making art
  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
Reflections Program Dates 2017-2018

December 11 — Regional Reflections (local units not part of councils) database due. Only needs to include those entries moving on from the school level.

December 15 – Regional Reflections (local units not part of councils) entries due. Photo/Visual arts entries must be physically received in the PTA office by this date. Music/Dance/Film and Literature entries may be submitted electronically. (This is optional, if you wish to use this option, email a request to and we will send you a link to where you can upload your entries).

January 5 – Council Reflections program database due.

January 12 – Council Reflections music/dance/film entries due via electronic upload (mandatory). Literature can be submitted electronically or along with visual arts and photo entries.

January 22 – Council Reflections visual arts/photo/literature (if not submitted electronically) must be physically received in the PTA office by this date.

January 29 (tentative) – Regional Reflections winners announced officially.

February 26 (tentative) – State Reflections winners announced officially.

March 18 (tentative) – State Reflections winners awards ceremony. 

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