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Since 1969 National PTA's Reflections program has provided students across the country with the opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which strengthens student confidence and success in the arts and in life.


Each year thousands of students fro Pre-K to 12th Grade participant in the program by producing original pieces of artwork to California State PTA through their Districts, Councils, and Units related to the year's selected theme.

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“I am Hopeful Because…”


That’s the theme for the 2023-24 Reflections Art Program, which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired

  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

  • Experience the fun and joy of making art

  • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

Click here to see the California winners of the 2022-2023 Reflections Art Program.


Artworks are submitted first to the local unit, where they are first judged by five grade-level divisions, with a non-judged Special Artists division for student artists with special needs. Units then select entries to move forward to District PTA.

The District's final selections are submitted to California State PTA to be considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

 All Unit entries are due to Eighteenth District PTA by December 1, 2023.

Send your entry spreadsheet to

Reflections Theme Search

Each year, students are invited to submit themes for the annual Reflections Art Program that will inspire young artists to create original works.


Submit your Theme search entries between

September 1, 2023 and 5:00 pm, November 1, 2023.

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