National PTA Reflections Program

The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.  It offers students opportunities to express themselves creatively by creating original works of art in six different art categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, or Film Production. 


This year's theme is: “I Will Change the World By...”


For full details please read the official rules and regulations and visit the NCPTA's Reflections pagePlease make sure you follow all the rules and presentation guidelines to avoid disqualification.


Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the current year’s theme may be submitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student only. An adult may not alter the creative integrity of a student’s work and help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed.


Each entry must contain a title and all entries must include an artist statement. The artist statement communicates what inspired the work, how it relates to the theme, and the content of the work. The statement must include at least 10 words and not exceed 100 words. The artist statement is worth 40 out of 100 points and is just as important as the artwork.


Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K-Grade 2) or Intermediate (Grades 3-5). 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.


In response to COVID-19, this year our school will receive all Reflections entries through an online submission process. Student submission forms are due by October 15th, 2021. In addition, for a student to be eligible, a parent/guardian must email and provide consent (“I give permission for my child [provide child’s name] to participate in the 2021-2022 Art Reflection Contest”.) 


We hope to see your art!


Questions? Please contact GHE PTA Reflections Chair Lu Lu.