Reflection 2021-2022



The Reflections program is a National PTA arts contest. It provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts, in school 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.


2021-2022 Theme

The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

All students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available categories: 

  • Literature – works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
  • Music Composition - original musical composition, with or without words.
  • Photography - color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.
  • Visual Arts - drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
  • Film/Video - original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
  • Choreography/Dance - originally choreographed dance composition.

Special Artist Division - Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by entering the special artist division and are encouraged to enter any category.

The winners' artworks will be advanced to Bellevue Council level and have a chance to advance to state and national level. All participants will receive a surprise gift from PTSA.

Our submission deadline is 15th November. 

Please do not register on the Reflection website. Complete the entry form and email your student work along with the entry form to before 15th November.  

Program Rules

Detailed rules about the program are available here and links for specific art rules are as follows: 

Dance Choreography Rules

Film Production Rules

Literature Rules

Music Composition Rules

Photography Rules

Visual Arts Rules

Special Artist Rules


For more information, please visit the Reflections pages from:

WA State PTA  

National PTA


Questions? Please contact


Archive Reflection 2020

Check out the virtual exhibit showcasing the National Reflections awardees for the 2020-2021 Reflections year, I Matter Because... 

Visual Art

Film Production


Music Composition

Dance Choreography




Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of each and every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children.