PTA Reflections Art Program

Chairperson: Brett Murio

Important Dates
(updated 9/19/11)

Friday, October 21: Student Artwork Due to Maloney PTA
October 24-28: Student Artwork Judging (Awards Ceremony TBD)
Monday, November 14: Maloney Artwork Due to Fremont Council PTA
November 21-22: Fremont Council PTA Judging
Saturday, December 3: Fremont Council PTA Awards and Recognition Night


The PTA Reflections Program was described by its founder, Mary Lou Anderson, as “almost too simple.” That simplicity—of asking children to express themselves artistically based on a common theme—is the foundation of this long-standing PTA program.

Students submit artwork to their local PTAs. Works are judged at the local level and the winning entries advance to the council, district, region, and/or state PTA levels, depending on the state structure. Top state award–winning entries advance to the national level of judging.

Official website:

Arts Areas

Students may submit works in any of six arts areas:

  • Dance choreography
  • Film production
  • Literature
  • Musical composition
  • Photography
  • Visual arts
2010 Winners Gallery:

Grade Divisions

Students should enter the Reflections Program in the appropriate division for their grade. The divisions are as follows:

  • Primary: preschool–grade 2
  • Intermediate: grades 3–5
  • Middle/Junior: grades 6–8
  • Senior: grades 9–12

Students must adhere to general student participation rules as well as rules for their specific arts area.