Reflections Info 2022-23 and Call for Theme Entries!

MISSOURI PTA UNITS Welcome to the 2022-2023 Program!

National PTA Reflections

Submitting Entries. The deadline to advance entries to Missouri PTA for state round  is December 22, 2022!

has passed.  Thank you to all of our participating units.  Please watch for upcoming announcements regarding this year’s winners and our student recognition program.  

  • Must be a unit in good standing
  • Upload only those entries you are advancing to the state round
  • Units may submit no more than 3 per age division for each art category
  • Be sure the artwork meets the guidelines for the category
  • Each entry must have a title and an artist’s statement
  • Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

New to Reflections? Click here to learn more about this 50+ year old PTA program and the impact it brings to the students, school and community.

2022-2023 Call for Entries! Show your voice!

Thank you for making this opportunity possible for the students at your school.

The following resources have details and deadlines that are specific to Missouri units. Many can be customized with your unit’s information.  Please be sure to read these carefully.  Estos recursos también están disponibles en español bajo petición.

If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to the State Reflections Chair at [email protected].

We would love to hear from you!


Take the first steps now to a great Reflections Program!

  1. Register your unit at

  2. Outline your program’s activities and deadlines.

  3. Kick it off with the Theme Search Contest!

Reflections Theme Search Contest!

Every year, National PTA hosts the annual Reflections Theme Search Contest to select one student theme to inspire student artists as they participate in the national Reflections program. Themes are selected two years in advance.  It’s easy to participate! Check out the resources listed below.  Units may submit entries to Missouri PTA by email to [email protected] by November 15, 2022.

Each state may select only five theme entries to advance to National PTA.  One winning student’s theme is selected by a team of National PTA volunteers based on originality and creativity. The winning student is awarded $100 and national recognition. Congratulations to Alice Meko, from Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in Alabama, the 2023-2024 Reflections theme will be I Am Hopeful Because…

Annual Theme Search Contest Resources:

Theme Search Image - Facebook Theme Search - Instagram Image Theme Search - Twitter
Theme Search Facebook Post Image Theme Search Instagram Post Image Theme Search Twitter Post Image

Local Unit Reflections Program Resources: 

 Dance Choreography  Film Production  Literature
 Music Composition   Photography  Visual Arts

Program Promotional Items: 

Printable Promotional Material



Social Media Theme Images

Category/Division Images

National PTA Reflections Awards Announced

National PTA has released the names of those students that are being recognized at the national level of the Reflections Program this year. Missouri PTA is proud to announce that two students from Missouri have received the National PTA Award of Excellence for their interpretation of the “I Will Change the World By” theme.  Please join us as we congratulate:

Lillia Roberson of Voy Spears Jr. Elementary PTA in Blue Springs for being recognized for her entry in Primary Music Composition, “I Can Make a Difference – 3Rs”.

Alyssa Hakan of Central High School PTSA in Springfield for being recognized for her entry “Earth Dance” in High School Dance Choreography.

As Award of Excellence recipients these students will receive a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a Silver Medal and a Certificate of Excellence from National PTA.  Their work will also be featured in the traveling exhibition.

Reflections Announcement

Missouri PTA is so proud of all of our State Reflections Award recipients! Recognizing the creative efforts of our Missouri students is of the utmost importance and while sadly we have to cancel the State Showcase in May, we are working to display the artwork digitally. We are working on the details of this new experience and will be in contact with local leaders and families as we know more and fine tune some details. Thank you to all of our participating Reflections units and to the award recipients!

Reflections is timeless and enduring and we will overcome the current challenges to bring Arts
Education to the forefront. Stay tuned for details and the announcement of the 2020-2021 theme and

Extra Time for Reflections Submissions

Missouri PTA is giving thanks for all the incredible Reflections entries! Thank you to those units who have worked hard for our Missouri artists! In the spirit of giving, Missouri PTA would like to provide a little extra time to enter Reflections artwork. Take a breath, enjoy your families, gobble till you wobble……

All Reflections artwork needs to be submitted by Friday, December 6th

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.