Each year, the National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme.  PTA Reflections Program is a popular art program that gives students an opportunity to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme.  Since 1969, the Reflections program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents by creating works of art for fun and recognition. 

The 2020-21 theme is: “I Matter Because…”

Thousands of students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. All PTA units are encouraged to actively work with their building staff and related arts instructors to create opportunities for students to participate. To help with this process, Delaware PTA has created a Reflections toolkit to help you develop, promote and run the program in your school for the new theme.  In addition, DPTA has developed a Local Leaders Guide that details all requirements and associated forms for DPTA submissions.

Don’t have an active PTA/PTSA affiliate at your school? Join Delaware PTA as a VIP member and submit an individual entry.

Don’t forget, we have a Special Artist Division for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program.

Students are encouraged to submit works of art in six categories:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Literature
  • Musical Composition
  • Film Production
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts


November XX, 2020:    2021-22 Theme Search Contest entries are due to Delaware PTA (Students associated with a PTA only)

December 31, 2020:  Deadline to register for program (to be included in state program).

January XX, 2021:    Up to 5 entries in every art category and grade division at local PTA/VIP Unit level must be submitted via National PTA Student Entry Portal for consideration

Week of February XX, 2021: State Winners announced. Their entries will be submitted for consideration in the National level program.

Around May 1, 2021: National Winners announced.

Sign up today!!!

Any questions, please contact Delaware PTA President, Julie Alvarez at

**Delaware PTA is currently seeking a Reflections Chair, or someone to help with Reflections activities, at the state level. If interested, please contact Julie Alvarez at