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This Year's Reflections Theme

The 2017-2018 Reflections theme is: 

"Within Reach"

Submissions due December 8th, 2017

Check out this video for inspiration: Reflections Video

What is the Reflections Program
The CT PTSA through National PTA holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create, and submit works of art in six areas: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film/Video and Musical Composition.  The reflection program allows PTAs throughout the state to recognize children for their creativity in portraying yearly themes. Teachers, parents, children and community can get involved in enhancing arts education through the Reflections Program.

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.
  • Students submit artwork to the PTA.
  • Works are judged at the local level and the winning entries advance to the council, district, region, and/or state PTA levels, depending on the state structure. 
  • Top state award–winning entries advance to the national level of judging.
Theme Search Contest

Enter the Theme Search Contest for 2018-2019

Submissions due November 17, 2017

Entry Form (.doc)

The search is on for a future National PTA Reflections theme!

One exceptional theme will be chosen on February 1, 2017 to inspire creativity for the 2018-2019 PTA Reflections program theme. The winner will receive $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention. Theme Search judges look for a focused and clear theme promoting PTA values that is appropriate for all grades and applicable to all arts categories. Past themes are not considered.

For more information on how to enter contact the PTA.

  • Congratulations to the 2017 Theme Search Contest Winner, Hannah Crawley of J.A. Garcia Elementary PTA, TX. Hannah's theme Heroes Around Me will be featured as the 2018-2019 Reflections Theme

  • Congratulations to the 2016 Theme Search Contest Winner, Ben Berselli of Shady Grove PTA, VA. Ben’s theme Within Reach will be featured as the 2017-2018 PTA Reflections program theme.

  • Congratulations to the 2015 Theme Search Contest Winner, Brianna Eisman of Douglas Anderson PTSA, FL. Brianna’s theme What Is Your Story? will be featured as the 2016-2017 PTA Reflections program theme. 

The 2016-2017 Theme Search is brought to you with generous support by: Park West Foundation