PTA Reflections Contest


2018-2019 Theme: Heroes Around Me

Deadline: Tuesday, October 23, 2018


What is Reflections?

What is the PTA Reflections Program?  Why should my child try it?

  • Reflections is an arts program sponsored by the national PTA.
  • Students enter original works in one or more of these categories but only one piece of artwork per category is accepted:  Visual arts (painting, drawing, collage,etc.), music composition, literature, dance choreography, photography, or film, plus a special artist category for students with special needs.  
  • Artworks interpret a different theme each year.  
  • Works that best interpret the theme may go on to county, district, state and national competitions.  Every child that enters is invited to the Reflections reception in the spring where all of the children are honored for their work and awards are presented.

Reflections involves awards, but the real focus is simply on getting children interested and involved in the arts.   BEFORE your child begins creating their entry, please read the rules –see below.  


Entry Form

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Music Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules

Special Artist Rules


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For more information about Reflections, please see the flyer.


2017-2018 Reflections Recognition


We would like to recognize the following Wolftrap Elementary School students who participated in this year's National PTA Reflections Art Contest.  Reflections is an optional program which encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.  Since it was founded in 1969, millions of students across the United States have benefited from this program. 


Students in Kindergarten through grade 12 create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.  There is also a special artist category for children with special needs.  Artworks interpret a different theme each year and the 2017-2018 theme was "Within Reach".