Reflections Arts Program

Encourage creativity and lifelong learning while offering recognition for artistic endeavors. The National PTA Reflections program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12.

Congratulations 2019-2020 State Reflections Winners!

The 2019-2020 Reflections Gallery is now open!! Please enjoy the wonderful work of our talented students from all across the state. Click here to view!

We are so pleased to share that the 2019-2020 Reflections winners have been announced. Thank you to all who participated – everyone’s talent was noteworthy! Click here for the list of winners.


2020-2021 Reflections Theme: “I Matter Because . . . “

Resources available this summer.

State-level Winners for the Reflections 2021-2022 Theme Search

Congratulations to the 2021/2022 state theme search winners, who advanced to the national round! One national winner will be selected in February. The winner’s theme will be used the year after next (i.e., the theme is chosen two years in advance).

“Always follow your dream”
Madelyne Telliga, Archer Lodge Middle PTA, Selma

“Conquering Adversity”
Makaila Jones, Leesville Road High School PTSA, Raleigh

“Kindness is………..”
Sophia DeBusk, Caleb’s Creek Elementary PTA, Kernersville

“Once upon a time”
Kalyan Arvind, Mills Park Elementary PTA, Cary

“What Courage Means to Me”
Lan Truong, Early College at Guilford PTSA, Greensboro

The National Theme Search winner for 2020-2021 is “I Matter Because…”

2019-2020 Reflections “Look Within” Program Materials

Here you will find all the resources needed to run and host Reflections at your PTA!

Reflections Leaders Guide, Rules, and NCPTA Specific Guidelines

The Reflections Leaders Guide contains everything you need to know to successfully administer a Reflections Program at your school and/or council. Please take the time to read this important guide.

The Special Artists Division of the Reflections Arts Program offers modified rules and guidelines for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504.  Learn more below in the Special Artists category.

Rules: All entries must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines and instructions provided by NCPTA. Please review the handbook, instructions and guidelines carefully and contact NCPTA if you have any questions.

Note: Only PTAs in good standing may participate in the Reflections Program.

Dance Choreography
Film Production
Music Composition
Visual Arts
Special Artists
Required File Naming Convention

Submission & Participation Forms

Student Entry Packet (fillable PDFs): Includes Official Rules and Student Entry Form
*Note: The fillable PDF function does not work in Firefox.
Local Unit Participation Form: Local Unit Reflections Chairs-complete and submit this form to the next level of judging.
Council Participation Form: Council Reflections Chairs-complete and submit this form to the state level of judging.

Council Contacts and Entry Requirements

If you are a local PTA unit and there is an active PTA Council in your county, you must submit Reflections entries through the appropriate PTA Council.


Submitting Entries for/to State-Level Judging

Councils and local units WITHOUT an active council must submit entries for state-level judging online through the NCPTA Reflections website.

Local units in a county with an active council: your PTA should have already submitted to your council.

Click here to read instructions, download the submission presentation, and to access the NCPTA Reflections Submissions website.

Reflections Program Wrap Up

Reflections Celebration Guide
Sample Thank you Letter
Student Participation Certificate
Program Evaluation

Promotional Tools and Image Bank

General Reflections Flyer (In English and Spanish)
Call for Entries Poster (8.5×11) (English) (Spanish)
Call for Entries Poster (17×22)
Call for Entries Lawn Sign (English) Spanish)

Look Within Theme Logo (English) (Spanish)
Look Within Eye Logo
Reflections Logo
Look Within Logo (English) (Spanish)

Category Images: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Special Artist, Visual Arts

Spanish Materials

Please contact the State office at

2018-2019 Reflections “Heroes Among Us”

2017-2018 Reflections “Within Reach”

2016-2017 Reflections “What Is Your Story?”

2015-2016 Reflections “Let Your Imagination Fly”

2014-2015 Reflections “The world would be a better place if…”

2013-2014 Reflections “Believe, Dream, Inspire”

2012-2013 ReflectionsThe Magic of a Moment…

2011-2012 Reflections “Diversity Means…”