At A Glance

WHAT IS REFLECTIONS? Reflections is an annual arts recognition program sponsored by the National PTA. It is designed to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. For more information on the Reflections program, check out this link. For more information on Reflections at Mead, check out this presentation!


Art Categories

Click the links below for rules regarding each art category. 

Make sure to read all the rules for your category. Any piece submitted that does not follow the rules will be disqualified.

This is a student-created original project. Parents or teachers can't help students.

Visual Arts 2D

Please note that Visual Arts-3D art is NOT being accepted by LWPTSA Council; only 2D entries are allowed. Examples of 3D: architecture, carpentry, ceramics, jewelry, kites, dioramas, mobiles, etc. 

Music Composition


Film Production

Dance Choreography


Student Packet and Generic Official Rules


There are three divisions at our local level. The Special Artist Division are for those students who have a disability in K-5. Click on Special Artist for more details.

Special Artist (all grades; for students with a disability)

How to Enter

Each submission must have a Student Entry Form. Fill out the form here.

Deadline: November 4th 2022

How to Submit

2D Visual Arts: Please turn in your entries into the Reflections box at the Mead reception area. Make sure your name is written on the back of your entry.

Photography, Literature, Film, Music, and Dance: Email your file containing your entry to [email protected]

If the file is too large to email, submit the file in a thumb drive in the Reflections box. Student name should be on the drive.

Awards and Recognition

School winners will be announced during the week of November 13th 2022. All school-level winners will move on to the district-level competition. These students will be awarded with a trophy and a certificate.

All participants will receive a medal and a participation certificate. 

Contact Chairperson Abi Nubla-Kung or Anna Hong at [email protected]

If you need materials to create your entry, please contact the Reflections Chair.



See examples of past winners here.


Theme Search Contest

Each year, National PTA seeks a theme for the Reflections program year to be held two years from now. This year students are asked to submit a theme for the 2024-2025 program year. The due date for submitting a theme search entry is November 1st 2022. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 from the National PTA and his or her theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2023. Repeat themes will not be considered.

Click here to access the theme search entry form.