PTA Reflections Program

Graphic of the PTA National Reflections contest theme "Within Reach"PTA REFLECTIONS 2017-2018

The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme, create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts and earn positive recognition for their achievements.

The PTA Reflections program has two parts:

Theme Search

  • Students enter to propose a theme for the Reflections Program for the school year 2019-2020
  • Deadline – October 19, 2017

Multi-color hand reaching upward - PTA Reflections logoReflections Program 2017-2018

  • Student entries are accepted in seven categories:
    • Dance Choreography
    • Film Production
    • Literature
    • Music Composition
    • Photography
    • Special Artist
    • Visual Arts
  • Deadline EXTENDED TO MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

2019-2020 REFLECTIONS THEME SEARCH

The search is on for a future National PTA Reflections Program theme! The student who submits the winning Theme entry will spark student creativity nationwide during the 2019-2020 National PTA Reflections Program.

To enter:

  1. Please review the past themes listed on the next page. Repeat themes will not be considered.
  2. Once you have your idea, use the Theme Search Entry Form to submit your idea to NY State PTA.

Five (5) themes will be selected to go to the National PTA level. These five themes will be recognized at the New York State PTA Convention in November 2017.

The student with the winning theme selected at the National PTA level will receive $100 and recognition at the National PTA Convention in June 2018.

DEADLINE for the Theme Search entries is Thursday, October 19.

Past Reflections Themes

1969-1970 – Reflections: Children and Youth, Mirror Their World
1970-1971 – Reflections: Children and Youth, Look to Tomorrow
1971-1972 – Reflections: America, The Beautiful, The Ugly
1972-1973 – Reflections: This is Our Country
1973-1974 – From Sea to Shining Sea
1974-1975 – Our Heritage—Our Hopes
1975-1976 – Spirit of ’76—Miracle of America
1976-1977 – What the World Needs Now
1977-1978 – Love Is…
1978-1979 – Look Out Your Window
1979-1980 – Behind the Gates of Tomorrow
1980-1981 – What a Family Means to Me
1981-1982 – What Makes Me Smile
1982-1983 – Life in These United States
1983-1984 – I Have a Dream
1984-1985 – What Sparks My Imagination
1985-1986 – From Liberty’s View
1986-1987 – In Celebration: A Past to Remember, a Future to Mold
1987-1988 – Wonders of the World
1988-1989 – Proud Experiences
1989-1990 – Where Does the Sky End?
1990-1991 – If I Had a Wish
1991-1992 – Exploring New Beginnings
1992-1993 – Imagine That
1993-1994 – If I Could Give the World a Gift
1994-1995 – Dare to Discover
1995-1996 – Just Open Your Eyes and See
1996-1997 – It Could Happen
1997-1998 – Wouldn’t It Be Great If…
1998-1999 – Suddenly You Turn Around And…
1999-2000 – Anything is Possible…
2000-2001 – It Would be Really Strange If…
2001-2002 – I Hold in My Hand…
2002-2003 – Signs of Courage
2003-2004 – I Am Really Happy When…
2004-2005 – A Different Kind of Hero
2005-2006 – I Wonder Why…
2006-2007 – My Favorite Place
2007-2008 – I Can Make a Difference By…
2008-2009 – Wow!
2009-2010 – Beauty Is…
2010-2011 – Together We Can…
2011-2012 – Diversity Means…
2012-2013 – The Magic of a Moment…
2013-2014 – Believe, Dream, Inspire
2014-2015 – The World Would Be a Better Place If…
2015-2016 – Let Your Imagination Fly
2016-2017 – What Is Your Story?
2017-2018 – Within Reach
2018-2019 – Heroes Around
2019-2020 – TBD