PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.


Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity.


Grade Divisions:

Primary: Preschool – Grade 2

Intermediate: Grades 3-5

Middle School: Grades 6-8

Special Artist: All grades welcome


Students may participate in one or all of the available arts categories:



The National PTA Reflections program supports student success and serves as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in our school community. 


Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2021-2022 theme: I WILL CHANGE THE WORLD BY...

You must be a member of Vaughan PTA to enter. Please review the program rules and complete a Student Entry Form for each entry:


Program Rules 

Student Entry Form


Program Rules (Spanish)

Student Entry Form (Spanish) 


All entries must be turned in to Nancy Compton at the front desk by Noon, Friday October 29th!


Review Criteria:

Interpretation:  How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.

Creativity:  How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.

Technique:  The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.


Submissions are considered for local, regional, state and national level awards and prizes. Learn more about state-level and national-level awards and events.


Please send any questions to


Student Entry Deadline at Vaughan:

All entries are due to Ms. Compton's desk by Noon, Friday October 29th. 


Advancing Entry Deadline at the Council/Regional level: Due Date for Allen ISD Reflections Submissions to Allen ISD Council of PTAs will be late fall. Please check back for dates. 


Advancing Entries to Texas PTA: Entries advancing to Texas PTA from the Council or Regional Coordinators must be received by 5:00 pm on January 15. If the 15th falls on a weekend or a federal holiday, the acceptance date will extend to the following business day.


Advancing Entries to National PTA: Texas PTA advances selected entries no later than March 1.


Celebrating 50+ Years of Reflections

Explore 50 years of the Reflections program and learn about the impact Reflections has had on students, families, and communities since the program was founded in 1969.

Learn more about the program's timeline and share your experience with Reflections using #PTAReflections!


Start dreaming up the 2023-2024 theme!

The search is on for a future National PTA Reflections theme!


The Reflections theme changes every year, and we need your students’ suggestions! Each state selects five student theme suggestions to advance to national-level judging. National PTA then selects one exceptional theme to inspire creativity for the following year’s PTA Reflections program. The student winner will receive $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention!


There is no limit to how many different themes you can enter. When suggesting a theme, these are the items that judges take into consideration:

  • Theme is unique, inspiring and unlike past program themes.
  • Theme is focused without being too narrow or too broad.
  • Theme is clear, concise and appropriate for all grade levels.
  • Theme is applicable to all arts categories.
  • Theme promotes PTA values.
  • Theme is relevant in 2 years.
  • Past themes and duplicate entries are not considered.


Reflections Theme Search Entry Form – Deadline for submittal is November 5, 2021


Past Reflections Program Themes 





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