Arts and Reflections

For over 50 years, students have been creating original works of art of their own Reflections expressing their hopes, their feelings, and worlds.

The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students earn positive recognition for their achievements.

Encourage your school community to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections!

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Reflections 2019-2020 Theme:

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Reflections Materials Guide

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National PTA Reflections Theme Search

National PTA is looking for the 2021-2022 Reflections Program Theme.

Is your PTA challenging students to submit ideas to the National PTA Theme Search Contest? Find out more HERE!

Reflections Theme for 2019-2020 is Look Within.

Reflections Theme for 2020-2021 is I Matter Because…


Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grant

This grant from National PTA awards two local PTAs with $1,000 in matching funds for student-centered programs that increase access to high-quality arts learning experiences and provides new pathways for students to participate in Reflections. In line with Mary Lou Anderson’s belief in the importance of the arts for all students, this grant opportunity places special emphasis on increasing access to arts education among at-risk and under-served students.

Click HERE for more info and grant application.

2018-19 National PTA Reflections Winners from New York

Award of Excellence Winners

  • Jason Kasnicki from Casey Middle School PTSA; Music Composition – Intermediate; Western
  • Griffin Hon from Harry B. Thompson Middle School PTSA; Film Production – Middle School; Nassau
  • Isabella Ramirez from Floral Park Memorial High School PTSA; Dance Choreography – High School; Nassau
  • Ruby King from Richard P. Connor PTA; Visual Arts- Primary; Central Hudson

Award of Merit Winners

  • Isabel Ramsey from Medina Central School PTSA; Visual Arts – High School; Niagara
  • Alexandra Francois from Plaza PTA; Dance Choreography – Intermediate; Nassau
  • Nicole Champlin from Martha Brown PTSA; Music Composition-Middle School; Genesee Valley
  • Giovanni Mincin from Polk Street School PTA; Music Composition-Primary; Nassau

Congratulations to all our 2019 Reflections Award of Excellence and Award of Merit winners.

2017-18 National PTA Reflections Winners from New York

Award of Excellence Winners

  • Hannah Cheeseman from John G. Dinkelmeyer PTA; Photography – Special Artist; Nassau Region
  • Griffin Hon from Harry B Thompson Middle School PTSA; Film Production – Middle School; Nassau Region
  • Harshita Shet from Woodlands PTSA; Visual Arts – Middle School; Westchester-East Putnam Region
  • Letao Tao from Garden City PTA; Film Production – Primary; Nassau Region

Award of Merit Winners

  • Keshav Kaushik Gopal from Blind Brook PTA; Music Composition – Primary; Westchester-East Putnam Region
  • Brianna Martinez from Harrison High School PTA; Photography – High School; Westchester-East Putnam Region
  • Tess O’Brien from Blind Brook PTA; Literature – High School ; Westchester-East Putnam Region
  • Lily Tierney from Woodhull School PTA; Literature – Middle School; Suffolk Region

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