Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the National PTA® Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts.
 
PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). For more than 40 years, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson.  
 
Only new and original works inspired by the theme:  Within Reach  will be accepted.  Enter in 1 or more of the following categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.  
 

Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to TJE PTA.  Deadline for school judging will be in November (date to be announced).  Winning entries will then be submitted to the county level for judging in December.