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Explore the Arts & Express Yourself!!!

National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.


Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.


Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

Arizona PTA will communicate deadlines and resources via social media and newsletters


Your unit MUST be in Good Standing to be able to participate in any National PTA program, including Reflections. To be in Good Standing please see the Arizona PTA Standards of Affiliation Check List.

Any Questions please email:

The 2024-2025 Reflections theme is Accepting Imperfection

Where do I start??

  1. Register for Reflections! Please register by January 12, 2025 at

  2. Get familiar with theme and the categories.

  3. Recruit a team and a set of judges (can be teachers at your school, or parents judging categories their kids don't have a submission in.)

  4. Promote your program, partner with teachers to see if they can make it part of their curriculum and build the buzz.

  5. Officially kick off the program. You might coordinate either your kick off or your deadline to coincide with National Arts Education Week (Sept. 8-14th, 2024) Consider hosting an event during National Arts and Humanities Month (October) to offer time, space and materials for students to participate in the arts.

  6. Collect the submissions and do the judging (September-November).

  7. Select winner and upload their submission and information to Arizona State PTA via the Student Entry Portal by Friday, January 31st, 2025.  You can submit up to 3 winners per category per division.

  8. Celebrate your school winners and participants!

Judges, please refer to the Judge Packet below for Reviewer Criteria:


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