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Alice Meko,
Hampton Elementary PTA, Huntsville City Schools Alabama

Alice Meko is the winner of the PTA Reflections Annual Theme Search Contest. Her submission, "I Am Hopeful Because…", will be the 2023-2024 theme that thousands of student artwork will be inspired by.

Yvonne Ballentine Scholarship

High School Senior

Reflections' Participant



Theme Search Competition


Students can participate in the annual

Reflections Theme Search Contest.


Alabama PTA may submit up to 5 entries to National PTA.

Stay tuned for 2024-25 Theme Search

Entry Form (Spanish)

Check out the winning themes from the past 50+ years here.

Congratulations to Alabama PTA's 2020-2021 State Reflections Winners!

Click Here For Full List of Winners

Due date for Reflections entries to be submitted to Alabama PTA office is closed.

Stay tuned for winner announcements.


Local units that fall under an active council must submit entries to the council.

Local units not under a council will submit directly to Alabama PTA either by sending to the office by mailing or uploading to a google drive and emailing.

Any questions please contact

For questions or additional information, please contact

Paula Lyman or Liz Boykin, Reflections Co-Chairs, at


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.