• Explore the Arts and Express Yourself

    National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts, which boosts student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

    Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them 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.

    Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome).* 

    Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.


    *Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.














    For the first time, we are introducing this program at Manatee Bay !! 

    The theme for the Reflection Contest 2022 - 2023 program is

    “Show your Voice!”

    We are so excited and happy to have this opportunity for our kids to express themselves through the arts.  

    Do you enjoy art, music, and dance, or have an interest in writing, producing films, and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections !!

    Please fill out the Entry Form and select the category you want to participate in. 



    A few guidelines to keep in mind before you start creating your masterpiece.

    Pick the category you want to participate in, go through the rules, fill out the student packet and content form ( as given for each category ) and submit your art and entry forms to the PTA by October 31st.


    If you have any questions, please email - mbereflections@gmail.com