REFLECT on the theme. CREATE an original work. BE RECOGNIZED!

The 2017-18 theme is: “Within Reach”

PTA Reflections Program is a popular art program that gives students an opportunity to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme.

Since 1969, the Reflections program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents by creating works of art for fun and recognition. Annually, hundreds of thousands of students participate in the Reflections program through their local PTAs. Students in pre­school through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works of art in six categories:

• Dance Choreography        • Film Production        • Literature 

• Musical Composition        • Photography             • Visual Arts

Local winners in each category go on to compete at the district/region and state levels. State winners are then considered for a National PTA Reflections award, including:

• Outstanding Interpretation Awards

• Awards of Excellence

• Awards of Merit

NEW! Special Artist Division  The Special Artist Division is an optional division of the National PTA Reflections Program for students whose physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines.

The entries best representing OBL will be sent to the Delaware state program where they may be selected for submission to the national program.  Examples of past submissions can be viewed at

All entries are due by JANUARY 8th. State winners will be announced the week of February 26, 2018.  A reception for participants with awards will be held during the annual Volunteer Appreciation/Reflections PTA Meeting in May.

Want to select next year's theme? Submissions for 2018-19 Theme Search Contest are due  November 14, 2017 so we can package and submit to Delaware PTA Office. 

Email if you have any questions.