Emerson Stars PTA & Fundraising Committee

Ralph Emerson Elementary

The Reflections Art Contest is underway! Click here for more details

National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The 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 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 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.

Register Your Participation

Register for the 2022-2023 Reflections program to let National PTA know you are participating in the program through your PTA. Your registration helps National PTA show the reach and impact of the program. Registration is open until February 1, 2023. Due to the large volume of registrants, you will not receive an email confirmation.‚Äč