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Every year National PTA conducts a "Reflections" Art contest for students K-12

Complete information and rules can be found on the Washington State PTA Reflections website


Northshore Council Reflections website has even more infomation!


Entries are due by 12:00pm (noon) on November 22, 2023


There are six categories for you to express yourself in:

You can submit multiple pieces in different categories, but only piece per category (i.e. a poem and a picture but not two poems or two pictures).

1. Visual Arts 

Original print, drawing, painting, collage (cut and pasted materials such as clippings and photos), metal etching or punch work, fiber work or computer-generated artwork.

2. Photography

A single photo, panoramic, photo montage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted.

3. Literature

Prose, Poetry, Drama, Reflective essay, Narrative, Short story.

4. Music Composition

Acappella, Blues, Choral, Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Musical, Orchestral, Pop, R&B, Religious, Rock, Symphonic/Concert Band and Traditional.

5. Dance Choreography

Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Folk Dance, Religious Dance, Dance Ensembles (color guard/indoor guard), Ice Skating/Dancing and Gymnastics Floor Routine.

6. Film Production

Animation: Demonstrates motion by sequencing still objects or using computer-generated graphics.

Narrative: Tells a fictional story developed by the student.

Documentary: Presents facts and information.

Experimental: Explores movement, light and montage.

Multimedia: Uses a combination of different contents (text, audio, still images, animation, etc.).


Students with disabilities can submit entries in the Special Artist division.

The National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections program.

Reflections - prior achievements

2022-2023: Washington State Qualifier: Amelie Fry - Visual Arts