PTA Reflections Information

PTA Reflections Information

About PTA Reflections

Since 1969, The National PTA Reflections program has encouraged students across the nation to explore their artistic talents.  The PTA Reflections program is designed to promote cultural arts in our schools, encouraging students to create works of art in visual arts, photography, literature, music, dance, film, and special artist categories.

The Reflections program helps parents encourage their children to express themselves in this contest based on a changing theme each year.  It is a great way to promote art in your school through your PTA unit!

Students participate in the Reflections Program through their local PTA unit.

  • They may submit entries in any of the six arts areas and may enter more than one work.

  • Only original works of art are accepted.

  • Any PTA unit in good standing may sponsor a Reflections program in their school/community.

Click here to access 2016/2017 Reflections forms and Reflections Chair Handbook.

It is the responsibility of your PTA to organize, promote and encourage participation in Reflections in your school(s).  Each unit must also determine a judging process to select entries to be forwarded to the Minnesota PTA for participation at the state level. Please see specific rules.  State winners are recognized at a statewide ceremony in the spring.  The PTA unit may also organize a local display of artwork.  Involving the community in implementing this program is a way to celebrate the importance of quality arts education for all children.  .  Units serving Spanish-speaking students may obtain a copy of the rules in Spanish by calling the Minnesota PTA office or e-mailing MNPTA with your request.

Thank you for your time and dedication to the students of your community!

Information regarding the theme for the 2017-2018 Reflections program will be announced soon.  Questions? Please contact Lori Ortega,