Submissions due Nov. 21st for PTA Reflections Art Contest

November 6, 2019 | by Erin Sirianni

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National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind.

The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.

Each year, students in grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

The 2019-2020 Reflections theme is Look Within.

To participate in this contest, reflect on the theme, create an original work and complete the entry form. All artwork will be recognized and may also qualify for state and national PTA awards and cash prizes.  Express your interpretation of the theme through one (or more) of the following:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


Review Participation Rules and download Student Entry Form, or pickup a form in your school’s attendance office. Additional information on the Special Artist category or resources for leaders can also be found on

Contact Bao Tran Nguyen or the Reflections Chair at your school for more information.

For complete information on this year’s Reflections contest go to:

The deadline for 2019 submissions is November 21st, 2019.