The National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boosts student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student selected theme.  This 50+ year-old program helps them 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 in school and in life.

The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because… Students should submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.


All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Artworks are submitted first to local unit PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by grade-level divisions. Local unit PTAs then send a selection of entries on to county councils for judging. The final artworks submitted to Florida PTA by county councils are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries are then forwarded to National PTA to represent Florida at the National level.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

Prizes include a $50 Award check, Award of Excellence ribbon, medal, and certificate. Artwork will be showcased at the Florida PTA Leadership Convention Reflections Gallery.

State-level Award of Merit honorees receive:

Prizes include: Award of Merit ribbon and certificate.  Artwork will be showcased at the Florida PTA Leadership Convention Reflections Gallery.

*If a student attends a school that does not sponsor the National PTA Reflections Program, they may join the Sunshine State PTA and submit an entry through the Sunshine State PTSA.


Register your PTA in the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections Program. Please note: you will not get a confirmation.

Student Entry Packet, including entry form and rules. **Also available in Spanish**  Don’t forget to save a copy of the PDF to your computer before completing the form or you will lose your workPortions must be completed by the local unit before being posted or distributed.  

Dance Choreography Specific Rules/Guidelines

Film Production Specific Rules/Guidelines

Literature Specific Rules/Guidelines

Music Composition Specific Rules/Guidelines

Photography Specific Rules/Guidelines

Visual Arts Specific Rules/Guidelines

Special Artist Specific Rules/Guidelines

Local Leader Guide

Reflect. Create. Celebrate. An Introduction to the National PTA Reflections Program PowerPoint

Form A Program Participation – Complete and submit when advancing entries to the County Council

Form B Award Recipients Log – Complete and submit when advancing entries to the County Council

Theme Search Packet (the entry form can be found on this page)

Logos, graphics and posters can be found at:

County CouncilReflections ChairEmailTurn-in DateCelebration Date
AlachuaBecky LancerLANCERR@GM.SBAC.EDU
DuvalBillie AlstonReflections@dccpta.orgNovember 30, 2020
HillsboroughLisa-Marie Leihyreflections@hccptaptsa.orgNovember 17, 2020
Indian RiverJulia
MartinAndrea McAvoybradsgirl506@aol.comDecember 1, 2020
Miami-DadePerla TerzianWLEPTAPRES@gmail.comNovember 19, 2020
OrangeTerrill RichardsonReflections@occpta.orgDecember 4, 2020
Palm BeachMichelle
PascoTBDDecember 4, 2020
PinellasKay Eatonculturalarts@pccpta.orgNovember 12, 2020
10 AM - 5 PM
Stavros Institute
12100 Starkey Road
Largo, FL 33773
Call 727-776-5090 when you arrive
Entries will be collected outside the entry
SeminoleMichelle PettingerReflections@sccpta.comDecember 5, 2020
Sunshine State PTSATBD