Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus.
The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit. Eligible students must attend a school with a PTA in good standing with Alabama PTA.
Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA.
"I Matter Because..."
Encourage your units and students to participate in this amazing program!
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Reflections Coordinators - Resources
Please note: Literature, Dance, Film Production and Music entries are not returned after judging at the State level. Please encourage parents to duplicate their student's work prior to submission.
Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to their State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. The Contest runs from October 1 – December 1, 2020.
Check out the winning themes from the past 50+ years here.
For more information on our Reflections Program, please contact Donna Brock, Reflections Chair, at
Congratulations to Alabama PTA's 2019-2020 National Reflections Winners!
High School (Grades 9-12)
Award of Excellence
"Traces of You"
LAMP High School PTSA
Montgomery County Council
Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
Award of Excellence
"Who We Are What We Can Be"
Heritage Elementary PTA
Congratulations to Alabama PTA's 2019-2020 State Reflections Winners!