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The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts for fun and recognition. The program brings families, school and communities together by supporting student success through the arts.

Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus.

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Did you know a Huntsville City School Student submitted the National PTA winning theme search entry for this year? 


National PTA does not have record of any Alabama winners for many decades.


We hope many of our PTAs/PTSAs participate this special year.

Please contact if you have any questions.


  • The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels.

  • At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit. 

  • Eligible students must attend a school with a PTA in good standing with Alabama PTA.

  • Students may enter one entry to any or all of the six art categories.

  • 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 the National PTA.


Of the national-level submissions, over 200 student Reflections participants will receive the following awards from National PTA:

  • Merit Award: Bronze Medal; Certificate of Merit; Work featured in the traveling exhibition

  • Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; Work featured in the traveling exhibition

  • Outstanding Interpretation Award: $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the traveling exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit

Who to Contact

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PTA Reflections:​

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