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Reflections 2024-2025 Theme, "Accepting Imperfection"


National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The 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. 


National PTA Reflections Introduction


Categories and Divisions

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).  If a student attends a school that does not sponsor the National PTA Reflections Program or if the student is part of a homeschool or virtual classroom, they may join any local PTA/PTSA in their area to submit an entry.  A selection of entries will then be advanced to the nearest County Council for judging.  For more information on local units please email [email protected].  
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.


Submissions are now closed to Hillsborough County Council PTA for the 2023-2024 Reflections program.  Congratulations to the Hillsborough County winners advancing to the state.  Winners for state level will come out May 2024 and National PTA winners will be announced by May 1, 2024.  
Please check back in May 2024 for information for the 2024-2025 Reflections Program.  The 2024-2025 Theme is, "Accepting Imperfection".  Start planning now and we look forward to seeing new and returning students to this amazing program! 


If you have questions, please reach out our HCCPTA Reflections Chair at [email protected]

Submission Information

Submissions are now closed for the 2023-2024 Reflections program for Hillsborough County Council.  Please check back in May 2024 for information on the 2024-2025 Reflections program!  Future information will include the final date of submission, how to submit entries, and so much more. 

Local PTA Leader's Guide to Reflections

Reflections Guidelines & Entry Form - English (24-25 guides will be shared when available)

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Reflections Guidelines & Entry Form - Spanish (24-25 guides will be shared when available)

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2026 - 2027 Reflections Theme Search

The National PTA is currently seeking a theme for the 2026-2027 Reflections program year. Students interested in submitting a theme idea should complete the form below and submit to the Florida State PTA by Nov. 1, 2024. For details, see the Theme Search Form below. 

Theme search form may be submitted via email to [email protected].  

Thank you!

Reflections Theme Search Form