“I Matter Because…”

That’s the theme for the 2020-21 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And 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.


2020-21 4th District Winners

We are so happy to announce that out of 24 Reflections submissions to 4th District we had 4 entries who were awarded 1st place at the 4th District level. They have moved on to state and will now be considered to be moved on at the national level.

Tarini  Neeladeran from Serrano Intermediate School placed first in the Middle School division for her inspirational film titled "I Matter Because I am Me"

Mandy Parsons placed first in the Special Artist division for her photograph about making everyone around her smile titled "Mandy's Love"


Kaelyn Honda from Linda Vista received 1st place in the Intermediate division for Visual Arts for her drawing titled "I am the Future"

Pricilla Moon from Laguna Hills High School received 1st place in the HS division for visual Arts for her beautiful watercolor painting titled "The Love Given and Received"

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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 2019-2020 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.

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Reflections Chairman

Caryn McLain