Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school but in life.

While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from each school will move on to Bellevue PTSA Council, then finalists from councils will move on to the state round. Washington State PTA finalists who receive an “Outstanding Interpretation” award will advance to the National PTA round.

Entries are due in November!

Program Details

A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. 

Participation is organized by student age and grade levels. Student works are critiqued against others in the same grade division. This allows recognition and judging of artworks by appropriate developmental age and skill levels. The grade divisions are:

Entries are judged on creative ability and interpretation of the theme.

Special Division Artist

The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Generally, rules and guidelines within the special artists division are intended to ensure accessibility to the National PTA Reflections® program and are modeled after the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are asking local PTA chairs and council chairs to verify that artists meet this criteria before judging.

Complete details are included in the 2023-24 Special Artist Rules | en español.

Washington State PTA will be judging the special artist submissions in two divisions:

Washington State PTA Reflections Finalists

Click here for a list of 2023-24 WSPTA Reflections Finalists.

Click here to see finalist information from previous years.

Support the Arts by getting involved. Help us with this program at Highland. Experience is not necessary. 

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