All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts.
The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It 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 dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and
visual arts. Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by entering the
special artist division.
The arts and the National PTA Reflections program is a valuable tool for building stronger partnerships in our school community.
Visual Arts category includes architecture (2D/3D), carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, crafts, design, dioramas,
drawing, fiber work, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and wind chimes. Reproductions or enlargements of other artwork are not accepted.
Submissions deadline is November 14, 2016