National PTA’s Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them 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.

Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. 

Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K – Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*

In 2021-22, four NOMS students submitted entries that moved on for judging at the state level. We can’t wait to see who advances this year!

Entries are judged blindly, so please do not put your name on the front or title page of your work. You must fully complete, sign and have a parent sign the entry form and submit it with your entry.

To participate, please carefully review all of the rules and guidelines here:

Complete and print the entry form and submit it with your work. Note, this form must completed in full and signed by a parent in order for it to be accepted.

Please reach out to Brandy Schaefer,, with any questions.