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Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

Official Rules and Entry Form


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.

The 2023-2024 Reflections theme is I Am Hopeful Because…

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. 

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*

Official Rules and Entry Form


What is Reflections?

The Ohio PTA, through National PTA, holds an annual cultural arts program, Reflections. Children in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit original works of art in six areas: literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film production and music composition. PTA strongly supports education in the arts. It is about creating educational excitement and involvement within our schools between parents, teachers and our kids. 


Important Information 

Reflections Deadline for Entry Submission: Tuesday, October 17 by 3:30 pm

Reflections Display & Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 pm @ OHS Auditorium (additional details are forthcoming)


Thank you for participating! 

PTA Reflections

Ohio PTA

For information about the Reflections program, visit the Ohio PTA web site by clicking the logo above.

Reflections Chairs 2023-2024

Nirupama Mulherkar

Maria Hanley