Reflections has been a staple arts program in many schools for over 50 years. Through the efforts of our Local PTAs, millions of students have found a creative outlet in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story.

Started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, then Colorado PTA President, Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.

Visit our 2022-2023 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries that were awarded by Texas PTA in past years. And see last year's State and National results.

Express your artistic talent and tell us how you plan to find your voice through Reflections!

2023-2024 theme: I am Hopeful Because…


Participation Requirements: The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the Local PTA/PTSA where the student is participating. Each Local PTA/PTSA may determine a date by which the member must join. For the full eligibility description and participation options for home-school families, virtual schools and non-PTA schools, please consult the Texas PTA Website at

Students can participate in one or more of the following categories:

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

Entries due: Friday, October 20, 2023

Category Rules Individually

If you wish to download the category rules individually, they are linked below:


General Rules

English | Spanish

Dance Choreography 

English | Spanish

Film Production 

English | Spanish


English | Spanish

Music Composition 

English | Spanish


English | Spanish

Visual Arts 

English | Spanish

Special Artist Rules 

English | Spanish

Single Page Rules

English | Spanish


Entry Forms and Rules

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.

Student Program Rules Packet 

English | Spanish

Student Entry Form  

English | Spanish


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