National PTA Reflections Arts Program

National PTA Arts Recognition program that helps students 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 create original works of art in response to a theme. Students from Washington State may submit their works of art in one or all of these categories:

  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Film/Video
  • Choreography/Dance
  • Special Artist Division
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Judging Critique

All Reflections program entries are judged on three criteria:

  1. Interpretation of Theme (40%)
  2. Creativity (30%)
  3. Technique (30%)

Notice how heavily “Interpretation of Theme” is weighted? This is what makes the National PTA Reflections Arts Program unique. A well-developed concept is more important than technique.

Watch for information in April 2021 for the 2021-22 PTSA Reflections Arts Program.

Questions? Email the PTSA Reflections Chair at