MISSOURI PTA UNITS Welcome to the 2023-2024 Program!

National PTA Reflections

The deadline to advance entries to Missouri PTA for the state round is December 15, 2023.

The National PTA Reflections Student Entry Portal is open for the 2023-2024

I am Hopeful Because…

Advancing Entries to the Missouri PTA State Round

Units will use the National PTA Student Entry Portal to submit entries to be considered at the state level.,
  • Only enter the information for the entries you want to advance to the state round.  Do not enter all of the entries received at the unit level.
  • Units may advance no more than 3 entries per age division per art category.  IE 3 primary entries in photography.
  • Units must be in good standing
  • Deadline to advance entries to the state round is December 15.

The National PTA Reflections Student Entry Portal is open for the 2023-2024

I am Hopeful Because…

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.

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, 2023.

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 Paige Opaska, from Barbara Bush Middle School PTA in Texas for submitting the winning theme for 2024-2025, Accepting Imperfection.

Check out Paige’s blog feature here.

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 X (Twitter) Post Image Theme Search LinkedIn Post Image

Local Unit Reflections Program Resources: 

Art Category Guidelines

 Dance Choreography  Film Production  Literature
 Music Composition   Photography  Visual Arts

Program Promotional Items: 

Use the available promotional materials to help inspire creativity and participation among your student artists.  And follow Reflections on National PTA’s OneVoice blog and YouTube Channel for more promotional blogs and videos to share.

Printable Promotional Material


Logos and Category Images/Icons


Reflections Logo National PTA Reflections
Theme Logo Text
Combined Category Images

Dance Choreography / Theme Icon

Visual Arts / Theme Icon

Photography / Theme Icon

Music Composition / Theme Icon

Literature / Theme Icon

Film Production / Theme Icon

Special Artist

Social Media Theme Images

Each year, National PTA uses registration and Reflections entry data to create a data report that highlights the impact of Reflections. Explore the 2022-2023 Show Your Voice! Reflections Data Report today to deep dive into the most recent program cycle.