"I Matter Because..."
That's the theme for the 2020-2021 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families, and kids are at the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education. The Reflections Arts Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, more than 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.
The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for students, parents, schools, and communities is unmatched with the majority of California PTAs participating in the program at all PTA levels.
That's why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
Experience the joy and fun 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
As an added bonus, in showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.
How to Participate
Contact your school's PTA when school reopens and turn in your entries by their due date.
Art Areas (6)
To participate, students submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme, for their school's Reflections Program in any of the following arts areas:
To allow student artworks to be recognized and judged with the appropriate developmental age and skill levels in mind, the Reflections Program is organized by school grade, offering 5 divisions:
Primary: Preschool-Grade 2
Intermediate: Grades 3-5
Middle/Junior: Grades 6-8
Senior: Grades 9-12
Special Artist: Non-Graded Special Artist Division
Reflections Program Levels
Reflections is a nation-wide arts appreciation and recognition program for students sponsored by National PTA.
Student Reflections entries at a school are first recognized, judged, and celebrated by the local PTA unit.
Some selected unit entries are then chosen to represent the PTA at the council and district PTA levels.
Student artwork submitted to California State PTA by a district PTA will be considered for an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit.
Additional Information & Forms
2020-2021 Student Packet And Entry Form - Download and fill out.
Each school site has its own pre-filled form available, use the above form only if you are not able to access that form.
Links to more information