2022-23 Reflections Theme
2022-2023 IHS entries

Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition, providing students with an opportunity to showcase their creative talents, in an expression of original art works.

Reflections encourages students to explore ideas, centered around our annual theme, in the following categories: visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film making, literature, and music composition.  

2022-23 Reflections

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. Please follow the specific guidelines for each art area. The six artistic categories are:

    • Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
    • Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
    • Photography -- prints in color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
    • Visual Arts -- drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling. 
    • Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
    • Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition

2022-23 ENTRY FORM


Rules & Guidelines

To ensure entries may progress to the ISD competition level, submit artwork best adhering to the rules & guidelines, along with an insightful artist statement.
Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of theme. 

Special Artists: Special Artist Division is a non-graded division, limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines set forth within the American Disabilities Act. Qualifying students entering the division create personal artwork, but may receive non-artistic accommodation and/or assistance from adults. At National Reflections, one Special Artist from across all arts categories will be selected, receiving an Outstanding Interpretation Award. Up to five additional Special Artists may be selected to receive National Awards of Excellence. Learn more info here.

For more information, questions, email IHPTSA Reflections.
 2020-21 National PTA Reflections Art
Competition Winner:  Aashika Vishwanath

Congratulations, Aashika Vishwanath, 2020-21 Award of Excellence Recipient, at the National PTA Reflections Competition, for her dance choreography, "I'm Who I am and I'm Complete."

View Aashika's Award Winning Performance.


The National PTA is seeking suggestions for the 2024-25 Reflections Theme.  Possibly win a $100 prize.  Submit suggestions HERE by November 1, 2022.