Reflections Program

2019-2020 PTA REFLECTIONS THEME  "Look Within"

The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.

 Students submit their artwork to Local PTAs for initial judging. In Connecticut, local PTAs submit their 1st place winning entries to the State Office. Top entries from our State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging. National PTA awards are announced each May.

 As a Local Leader of this program, you will play a critical role in promoting exploration of arts and culture in the , school and community. Students who participate in the Reflections Program may not recognize themselves as artists when they sign up—but by the end of the Reflections celebrations, they will.


Theme Search Entry Form

Local Leaders Guide- For ALL Connecticut PTA's only!

Student Entry Form with Rules

Film Production

Dance Choreography

Music Composition


Visual Arts


Special Artist Rules


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Need a PTA Reflections Packet? 
Email CT PTA today or call 203-691-9585