What is the Reflections Program?
Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.
With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.
Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.
Visit our 2021-2022 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries that were awarded by Texas PTA in past years. And see last year's State and National results.
Express your artistic talent and tell us how you plan to show your voice through Reflections!
The Reflections program is open to all Texas students who meet the necessary requirements below:
Schools Supported by a Local PTA/PTSA:
Students who attend a school that is not supported by a Local PTA/PTSA may participate through the Lone Star Statewide PTA, if the student or at least one person of their primary household is a member of this PTA no later than October 31. Learn more about Lone Star Statewide PTA and how you can join!
Eligible students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category are 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 National PTA.
Visit our 2021-2022 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from last year.
Entry Forms and Rules Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.
Student Program Rules Packet English | Spanish
Student Entry Form English | Spanish Awards and RecognitionEach level of Reflections judging will determine how and when their participating students are celebrated. Here is an outline of the awards and recognition received if the entry advances to Texas PTA and National PTA.