• I Matter Because...

    Students can participate by submitting original works of art in the following categories.

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

    Deadline for entries is December 1, 2020 in the main office.

    This Year's Theme is I Matter Because...

    The annual Reflections theme is created by a student and selected two years in advance through our annual theme search contest. This year’s theme was submitted by a then 1st grader, Rylee Stier, who drew inspiration from her town being impacted by the CA wildfires of 2018.  

    With the call for meaningful steps to dismantle structural racism, this theme provides new meaning and an opportunity to engage and elevate the voices of students of color. This is a priority, now more than ever, and National PTA is committed to standing behind our beliefs and mission to make every child’s potential a reality. Watch this special message from National PTA related to this year's theme I Matter Because...  

    Official Rules link

    Entry Form link (English)

    Entry Form link (Spanish)

    If you have questions, please email



    *The arts—and the National PTA® Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community. Founded in 1969, Reflections engages over 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition.