Reflections 2014

Reflections was created in 1969 and continues to be a widely participated program within schools nationwide. The Reflections program allows students to put their interpretation of the theme and enter within 6 different categories:

  • Dance choreography
  • Film production
  • Literature
  • Musical composition
  • Photography
  • Visual arts

The 2014 theme is

“The world would be a better place, IF..”


The theme search contest is accessible via the Texas PTA website and must be completed/submitted by November 5, 2014.



Your school’s winning entries are to be turned in at the November 12th Council meeting – LISD Special Services Building on Main street. If you cannot drop off on this date contact Ramona Hlavinka, LISD Reflections Chairperson.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Bolin Center on Main Street
Invitations will be sent to those students that place 1st, 2nd & 3rd at DISTRICT Judging (ONLY first place winners will move on to National level judging).


About Reflections…

Started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts.  Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts.  Any PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus.

Students should consult their PTA to confirm they are sponsoring the program and to learn when and where to submit their entries. Students are encouraged to download the guidelines below to begin the creative process. Reflections Chairs or Coordinators will find valuable resources in the Arts in Education Resource Guide. Promotional and recognition items are also available to help your program run as smoothly as possible. Click here to download forms for the Reflections program for Texas PTA.


Special Artist Division

National PTA and Texas PTA offer the Special Artist Division for our Reflections program.  This division is limited to students who have physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges as defined by the Americans with Disability Act. Currently, students with developmental challenges may enter the program in the grade division that is appropriate for their cognitive level.  Parents and teachers of qualifying students may now choose to enter the student in the new Special Artist grade division or continue with the current process, but not both. Separate rules for the Special Artist Division are available here.