PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts.

The theme for 2018-2019 is Heroes Around Me. 

Participating students are encouraged to create an original work inspired by the theme. Students may choose one or all of the following arts categories:

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

Review Criteria

  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.

Entries are judged at Wellington Elementary, the district level, and then at the state level. Kentucky PTA winning entries are sent to National PTA.

Submit Your Entry

Please contact us with more information on how to submit your entry! Entries will be due in December 2018. 

Prizes for Students and PTAs

Each year, 1,000 student submissions are reviewed at the national level by arts and education experts. Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 

Outstanding Interpretation Awards: 1 per arts category and special artist division.

  • An expense-paid trip for student honoree and one adult to showcase work at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration
  • $800 Young Artist Scholarship
  • Gold medal and Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery
  • $200 Outstanding Local PTA Award

Awards of Excellence: 3 per division of each arts category and 1 special artist of each arts area.

  • $200 Young Artist Scholarship
  • Silver medal and Certificate of Excellence
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery

Awards of Merit: 5 per grade division of each arts category

  • Bronze medal and Certificate of Merit
  • Recognition in the traveling art exhibit and online gallery