REFLECTIONS: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ARTS

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 2021-2022 program year is “I Will Change The World By…” 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.

 PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING, AND EMPOWERING

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.

For Reflections Chairs:

Guidelines for all categories:

County Council  Turn-in DateCelebration Date
Alachua
BrowardDecember 3, 2021
DuvalDecember 2, 2022
EscambiaDecember 17, 2021
HillsboroughNovember 12, 2021
Indian RiverNovember 15, 2021
MartinDecember 3, 2021
Miami-DadeNovember 18, 2021
OrangeDecember 3, 2021
Palm BeachDecember 22, 2021
PascoNovember 12, 2021
PinellasNovember 9, 2021
SeminoleDecember 4, 2021
Sunshine State PTSA
VolusiaDecember 3, 2021