Membership in the Virginia PTA provides the opportunity to participate in the National PTA Reflections program. This competition encourages students to explore the arts and express themselves by providing positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Since it was founded in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, millions of students have benefited from this program.

Reflections Awards Program Students in Pre-K through grade 12, and a special artist division, create theme-based artwork in dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or visual arts.

While Virginia PTA does not require you to register your program with National PTA, we recommend it. Visit PTA.org/Reflections to register. Once you have registered, you will have access to a digital toolkit of resources from National PTA and the opportunity to connect with other PTA Reflections leaders. Registering will also allow National PTA to share information with you and provide an "End of Program" survey where you can report how many participated and give feedback. 

PROGRAM RULES
Dance Choreography Rules - pdf English Version (183 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (187 KB)
Film Production Rules - pdf English Version (222 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (223 KB)
Literature Rules - pdf English Version (202 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (199 KB)
Music Composition Rules - pdf English Version (224 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (253 KB)
Photography Rules - pdf English Version (196 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (196 KB)
Visual Arts Rules - pdf English Version (189 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (195 KB)
Special Artist Rules - pdf English Version (245 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (242 KB)

pdf Reflections in a Virtual World 2020-2021 (357 KB)

PROMOTIONAL / EVALUATION  MATERIALS FOR PTA'S / PTSA'S
Poster (8" x 11.5") -  pdf English Version (112 KB) , pdf Spanish Version
(116 KB)
Poster (11" x 17") - pdf English Version (114 KB) , pdf Spanish Version (115 KB)
Postcard - pdf English Version (79 KB) pdf Spanish Version (82 KB)
pdf Reflection Program Guide (508 KB) document
Program Evaluation (87 KB)

document Student Certificate (93 KB)
document Volunteer Thank You (62 KB)

STUDENT FORMS / INFO
Student Entry Packet - document English Version (1.51 MB) , document Spanish Version (1.54 MB)

COMMUNICATIONS ARTWORK
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter

2022-2023 REFLECTIONS THEME SEARCH APPLICATION -   document English Version (1.51 MB) , document Spanish Version
(1 MB)
Students who participate in VAPTA programs, must be from a PTA or PTSA that is in good standing. This includes, bylaws up to date, dues paid by November 1, and as per National for Reflections, updated  insurance information.


WINNERS OF THE 2019-2020 REFLECTIONS COMPETITION - LOOK WITHIN

pdf State Winners 
(165 KB)

pdf National PTA Winners (1.67 MB)