Explore the Arts and Express Yourself


National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students from 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.


 The theme for the 2021-2022 program year is:

Students can submit their completed works of art in one or all the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts, and Special Artist. The date for submissions is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Please watch for updates on where artwork can be submitted.

Entry Form - Click here for the official rules and entry form. Entries due November 2, 2021! Location for submissions will be posted closer to the due date.

Click the following links for guidelines and rules for the specific category:

  •   Literature - works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  •   Music Composition – original musical composition, with or without words.
  •   Photography - color or B/W, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  •   Visual Arts - drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  •   Film/Video - original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  •   Choreography/Dance - originally choreographed dance composition.
  •   Special Artists - The National PTA special artist division is an option for students with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA).


We look forward to seeing all our Timberline artists shine!

The Search is On! National Reflections Theme Search!



 Reflections Theme Search Competition


Each year, National PTA seeks a theme for the Reflections program year to be held two years from now. This year students are asked to submit a theme for the 2023-2024 program year. The due date for submitting a theme search entry is November 1, 2021. 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 2022. 

Please complete this entry form and submit your entry!

Questions, please email [email protected]