…is the theme for the 2019-2020 school year. The theme is determined by National PTA, from student submissions.


Submission Deadline: Friday, November 8th, 2019 

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.

The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Young artists get involved through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: Visual Arts Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production.

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition.  Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the national PTA® Reflections Program provides opportunities for students, preschool through 12 grade, to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since 1969, the PTA Reflections Program has inspired millions of students across the nation to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. 

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*** student work must be individual, students may submit one piece per category (you can make more than one piece but it would need to be separate categories), Submissions MUST be accompanied by the attached entry form. *** 

2019 Reflections Chair:

Anuradha Zade 


Submission Deadline: Friday, November 8th, 2019

Students can enter a total of up to 3 pieces of artwork in any of the following 6 categories:


Visual Arts 2D
Visual Arts 3D


Film Production

Dance Choreography

Musical Production



Follow program rules provided by your Washington State PTA and consider the following criteria. For inspiration, visit our national award-winning Art Gallery.

Review Criteria

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


Submit Your Entry

Follow your school's PTA deadlines and instructions on how to enter. Guidelines and forms are available by your Washington State PTA.

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (e.g. supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc.)? 
  • What/Who was your inspiration?


Win Awards and Prizes!

Be considered for local, regional, state and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.

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