National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in one or more of six areas: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage), dance choreography and film/video production. In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art.
Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to their local PTA or PTSA. Any PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program.
2023-2024 Reflections Theme
Theme: I am hopeful because...
Deadline for Submissions:
Friday, October 20, 2023
Entry forms and art work must be submitted to Ms. Queen in the Media Center
Reflections is a national PTA contest that starts at the school level. Your child can submit as many entries as they would like in 1 of the 6 categories. Their entries will be grouped by grade level (i.e., K-2 and 3-5) and judged based upon interpretation of the theme, creativity, and technique. The first and second place winner in each category and grade grouping will move on to compete in the Marietta district level. Winners at the district level will move on to the state competition. Winners at the state level will then compete at the national level.
If you would like more information or would like to volunteer in order to make this event a success, please email email@example.com.
PTA Reflections Official Rules