EACH YEAR, THE REFLECTIONS PROGRAM CHALLENGES STUDENTS TO CREATE ART THAT SUPPORTS A SPECIFIC THEME. THEMES ARE SELECTED FROM THOUSANDS OF IDEAS SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS TO THE NATIONAL PTAS REFLECTIONS PROGRAM THEME SEARCH.
The National PTA Reflections program is PTA’s cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
Students submit their artwork to Local PTAs for initial judging. Avon Lake PTA submits their Best of Show winning entries to the State Office. Top entries from our State PTA Reflections contest advance to National PTA for the final round of judging. National PTA awards are announced each May. Find out more at Avon Lake's Reflections Web Site.