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"I am Hopeful Because…"

That’s the theme for the 2023-24 Reflections Art Program, which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.


How to Run Reflections at Your School


View the Powerpoint Guide

Link to Copy Online Entry Form

  • Sign in to correct gmail account

  • Make a copy

  • Restore Folders

  • Once completed, form will be on your google drive


Step by step instructions on how to copy the sample entry form.**

 ** It is important that you make a copy first and put your reflections email address on in the forms, others we will receive ALL your submissions. 


All school winners are due to SVPTA by November 2nd and MUST be submitted electronically.  Look for more info to come on how to submit your winners.

If you have any questions, you can schedule a phone or zoom call with Reflections Chair, so she can walk you through the steps -

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired

  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

  • Experience the fun and joy of making art

  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art


Click here to see the winners of the CAPTA 2022-2023 Reflections Art Program.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Literature

  • Photography

  • Film Production

  • Music Composition

  • Visual Arts

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round.

Forms and


Reflections Chair

Jaime R.
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