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We need Reflections themes


Help us pick the theme idea that will spark fun and creativity during the 2022—2023 Reflections program! The student who submits the winning entry will receive a $100 prize from National PTA.

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students 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.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts in response to a student-selected theme.

Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. This means we’re looking for the most original theme ideas.

To participate, please submit your theme idea online by November 1, 2020.


The theme selected by National PTA for 2020-2021 is “I Matter Because . . .”, which was submitted by Rylee Stier, a student from Burney Elementary School in Burney, California. The 2021-2022 theme is “I Will Change the World By . . .”.

Please review themes from previous years before submitting a theme for 2022-2023, as past themes will not be considered for future submission.


For additional information and questions about the annual Reflections theme search, please contact National PTA at