Reflections Art Competition

“I Matter Because…”

That’s the theme for the 2020-21 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This will be our third year presenting the program, and while we are having a virtual program this year, we are more excited than ever to showcase the talent and work of our amazing Cadence Park students.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired

  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork

  • Experience the fun and joy of making art

  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme

  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

The details

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Literature

  • Photography

  • Film Production

  • Music Composition

  • Visual Arts

How you can participate:

  • Please review the student information kit which you can download here to make sure your submission is developed in accordance with the official program rules. If a submission does not adhere to the specific guidelines, then it will not be eligible to advance in the competition. Please note that all entries must be new pieces of artwork inspired by this year’s theme, 'I Matter Because...' entries must be the original work of one student only.

  • Complete the student entry form in the student information kit (download forms here). 

  • Create your entry!

  • Submit your entry  by Monday October 5th, 5:30 PM via email to Amanda Gabbert at 


If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering to support this program this year, please email


For more information about the program, visit the National PTA website here.

A Look Back to Previous Reflections Submissions

The 2019-2020 Reflections theme was "Look Within". Below is a video of that years category winners. 

The 2018-2019 Reflections theme was "Heroes Around Me". Below is a video of that years category winners. 

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