2016-2017 Reflections Theme: 

"What is Your Story?"


About Reflections

Started in 1969, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition.

Reflections Categories

Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in one or more of the following six categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production            
  • Literature                
  • Musical Composition                
  • Photography                           
  • Visual Arts

Category Rules

To access a list of requirements and rules for each of the six categories, visit the Texas PTA Reflections Page. You can also print and fill out the application from there.


Students may enter the Reflections program in the appropriate division for their grade.

  • Primary: Preschool-Grade 2 
  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8
  • High School: Grades 9-12
  • Special Artists: Primary/Intermediate/Middle School/High School (refer to Special Artist rules)


This year the Reflections theme is “Let your Imagination Fly.” Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted.

Submission Deadline

Students are encouraged to participate in this year's Reflections contest with as many entries as they'd like. Entries will be due to the office on November 4, 2016.


Judging will begin the second week of November (Time/TBD). An awards ceremony and reception will be held in November location and times are also TBD.

For more information about the Reflections Program, or how to enter, please contact Holly Rife, Reflections Program Coordinator reflections@reedpta.org.

For more information and to print forms go to Texas PTA Reflections.