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I Matter Because...

2020-2021 Reflections Contest
Student Submissions Coming Soon!

Welcome to the WSPTA Reflections program!

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps 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 not only in school, but in life.
Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because…. Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories:
Dance Choreography
Film Production
Music Composition
Visual Arts
While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from local PTAs will move on to their council PTA (if applicable), then finalists from councils will move on to the state round. Washington State PTA finalists who receive an “Outstanding Interpretation” award will advance to the National PTA round. National PTA Reflections awards can be found here.
The deadline for turning in artwork is November 13.
2020-2021 student entry packets are available below.

Special artist division – The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA). Complete details are included in the 2020-21 Special Artist Rules.

Theme search National PTA is also seeking a theme for the 2022-2023 Reflections program year! The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 and his or her theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2021. Repeat themes will not be accepted. Use the form below to submit theme ideas. Only signed forms will be considered. Please scan and submit entries by email to by November 1, 2020.  

If your student doesn’t know where to start, perhaps a little art game together as a family will help get those creative juices flowing!

If you have any questions, please email