The PTA Reflections Program was described by its founder, Mary Lou Anderson, as “almost too simple.” That simplicity—of asking children to express themselves artistically based on a common theme—is the foundation of this long-standing PTA program.
Students submit artwork to their local PTA’s. Works are judged at the local level and the winning entries advance to the state PTA level. Top state award–winning entries advance to the national level of judging.
Here you will find everything you need to run a Reflections program at your school!
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“What Is Your Story?”
Reflections Chair Role & Responsibilities
These files will take you through the Reflections process step-by-step.
Competitions & Grants
Not only can students enter artwork into the annual competition, but they can submit their ideas for a future theme. Also, the Mary Lou Anderson Grant can supply your PTA with funds to carry out your Reflections-related ideas.
This toolkit contains all of the rules and forms you’ll need, as well as sample judging score cards.
- National Arts in Education Week
- Program Evaluation
- Student Entry Form (en español)
These items will help you advertise and celebrate your Reflections program. There are also more learning opportunities for you.
- Marketing Materials
- Celebrations & Awards
Online Reflections Gallery
Visit the Online Reflections Gallery! See works from all over the country made for the 2015-16 Theme