National PTA Reflections Program


The National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its Annual Reflections Program. The Texas Reflections program has the most participation of any National PTA program with entries totaling over 75,000 across the state. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas:

  • literature
  • musical composition
  • photography
  • visual arts
  • dance choreography
  • film/video

In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art - a great learning experience! When children express themselves through words, pictures, movement, music, photography and other art forms, they grow intellectually. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings and ideas. They learn to look at things, people and experiences in a fresh and exciting way and they become more interested in the ideas and works of others.



As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to create their own works. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By creating their own literature, musical composition, photography, the visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video, children not only learn about the arts, more importantly, they learn about themselves.


Please visit National PTA and Texas PTA for rules and information.



2023-2024 Reflections Theme




Calling all the artists at Plano West Senior High!

2023-2024 National Reflections Contest

Reflections is a National PTA sponsored arts recognition program that encourages artistic



Theme: I Am Hopeful Because…

Six categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Film Production, Dance Choreography and Music Composition.

Deadline: Friday, Nov. 3rd, 2023 (submitting the entries at the front office at 4pm). You can also email the entry form to


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**The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of Plano West Senior High PTSA member by Oct 31, 2023 To join our PTSA, click HERE.

Questions: email