About the PTA Reflections Program

  • Each year, the PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. Students are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making and collage).

    School winners in each of the categories are selected by the Fremont Reflections Committee and are then submitted to the District level. Winners continue on to regional and state levels until reaching the ultimate prize as a National PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award Winner.

    Students may participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to the Fremont PTA Reflections Chair. Information about the theme and entry deadlines is distributed early in the school year with submissions usually due in early October. National PTA awards are announced each May.

    There is a reception held in late October to display the work of all the winners and participants. 

    All children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts. The arts play a critical role in students' success, in school and beyond. The Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

    • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
    • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
    • Experience the joy and fun of making art
    • Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
    • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
     
    As an added bonus, in showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.
     
     
    * The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.