National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response a student-selected theme. The theme for the 2023-2024 program year is I am Hopeful Because…Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography,
  • Film Production,
  • Literature,
  • Music Composition,
  • Photography,
  • Visual Arts.
Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level. National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated throughout the following year. Visit our awards page for information about and artwork from our national winners.  



The Reflections program is open to all Texas students who meet the necessary requirements below:

  • Students must attend Heritage Elementary; and
  • At least one person from their primary household must be a current member of Heritage Elementary PTA (it's not too late to join and requires no volunteer commitment! To join, click here)



Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.

Student Program Rules Packet English | Spanish
Student Entry Form   English | Spanish



Each level of Reflections judging will determine how and when their participating students are celebrated. Here is an outline of the awards and recognition received if the entry advances to Texas PTA and National PTA.


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