What is Reflections?

The Reflections Program is America's oldest and largest arts education program of its kind and welcomes students of all grade levels and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts.


Students reflect on the common theme and create original artistic works in the categories of

  • Visual Arts

  • Dance Choreography

  • Photography

  • Video Production

  • Literature

  • Music

Awards & Recognition

Although Reflections is not a contest, students are individually judged on their project and not judged against the other students. They are judged on how well they explain their art fits the theme, the mastery of the medium used and their creativity​.

Ribbons will be awarded to all entrants, with recognition categories of:

  • Award of Excellence

  • Award of Merit

  • Honorable Mention

Entrants have the potential to advance to area wide and national level to be recognized for their artwork! Top entries will advance to Plano ISD Council of PTAs at the beginning of December for the next level judging with potential to advance to the Texas PTA and National PTA levels. 

Advancing students have chances to win monetary prizes for their art!

Plano ISD Coucil of PTA's Reflections Award Ceremony 4/2/2020.


Sharing Student

Full program rules:

English | Spanish

Key points:

  • There is no limit on the number of entries per student!
  • Remember to reflect the theme in the work!
    "I Matter Because..."

  • Guidelines and requirements must be met or your entry will not be judged.

  • Submission deadline is Thursday, November 11th, 2020.

  • All entrants must have at least one current Jackson PTA member in their household for this school year prior to October 31st


I'm ready to enter!

Ready to submit your artwork? We've gone digital! Please watch this short instructional video then click Begin Submission Process, which will gather all of the necessary information. If you would instead like an official entry form, please click here for English or here for Spanish.

Best of luck!

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I still have questions...

Your Jackson PTA Reflections Coordinator is here to help! Please email with your questions.

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I'd like to help!

Do you have a background or are you knowledgeable in one of the categories? You can volunteer to be judge! Find out how.

Thanks for submitting!