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PTA Reflections


It’s a new school year and we have a new PTA Reflections theme! “I am Hopeful Because…”  We have so many reasons to be hopeful… what is yours? 

Entries are due by Friday, October 27th 
using our online submission form:
This year’s theme is “I am Hopeful Because…”
Please contact with any questions!


2023-2024 Reflections Theme


Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Categories and Divisions

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).* 

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.



 Film Production


 Music Composition

Visual Arts

 Visual Arts

Dance Choreography

 Dance Choreography






*Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.




From Art to Exhibit

Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year. Visit our awards page for information about and artwork from our national winners. 





Be Inspired!

Watch and share our 2023-2024 Reflections Call for Entries video to inspire your PTA community to participate in the I am Hopeful Because... Reflections program.



Watch and Learn

Watch this short Reflections introduction video to learn the basics of the program. Use #PTAReflections to share this video and get your school community excited about Reflections!