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Participate in PTA's Reflections Program
"Look Within”



The Reflections Program is structured for PTAs to recognize students at the local, council, district, state, and national levels. Entries are first judged at the local level where selected works are chosen to represent the PTA at each subsequent level-council, district, or state-depending on each state PTA’s structure. Once entries reach the state level, the state PTA may select entries to submit to the National PTA. Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit are recognized at the annual National PTA Convention and are displayed as a part of the program’s traveling exhibit.

Professionals working individuals in the literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts fields volunteer to judge student entries at the district level. Awards of Excellence, Merit, and Distinction are selected in each grade division for each of the six arts areas. Awards will be given at an awards reception that will take place at the opening of a show of the works that make it to the Fourth district level, for public viewing, sometime in January.

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PTA Reflections Art Contest


To get involved, students submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme, for their school’s Reflections Program in any of following arts areas: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. The 2019-2020 theme is: "Look Within”


Showcase your talent.  Use your imagination to translate "Look Within" into an amazing piece of art. Remember there are no mistakes in art, only masterpieces!  


Theme:  "Look Within" 

Categories:  (official rules will be linked soon but some details are included in the Student Entry Form, please read so you know what format and size your project should be)

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production 

  • Literature

  • Musical Composition 

  • Photography

  • Visual Arts

Deadline: Friday, October 11th by 2:00 pm 


Submission Process:

  1. Paperwork will come home with your child (Application, Rules, Consent Form)
  2. Create your piece of art
  3. Fill out the Student Entry Form (and Consent Form, if needed) and submit your artwork by October 11th
    • Location:  There will be a box in the front office
    • What to submit:  Submit paperwork and artwork (clipped together)

Question?  Please contact Jenifer Levy or Jenn Rheault at


Reflections is a National PTA program and all students submitting projects MUST follow the General Participation rules for work to be accepted. Please review the abridged guidelines for details.

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