Reflections Arts Program


Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students 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 not only in school, but in life. The Reflections program celebrates student creativity and encourages school age youth to express themselves through the arts. Student art is judged first at the school level (Brookside). Finalists from the school level will move on to the district level (Shoreline) and then the state and national levels for judging.

Click here to see National PTA’s 2022-23 Reflections Call for Entries video.

2022- 2023 Theme: Show your Voice!

All Brookside students are encouraged to participate in the Reflections Art Program. Previous art experience not required!
Special Artist Category for students identified as having a disability.

Deadline for submission is Friday, November 18, 2022

All submissions are done via email - submit art and required entry form to

Questions? Please contact Reflections chair Jennie Brixey,

For more program details visit the WA PTA website here.

How to Participate/Enter:

  • Reflect on the theme "Show Your Voice"

  • Decide on an art category (see below) in which to express your reflection on the theme

  • Review Guidelines for Entry


  • Complete the required Entry Form | En Espanol

  • Submit your artwork and entry form to no later than November 18, 2022

    • Be sure to include your Artist Statement (located on the entry form) and remember to have both student and parent/guardian sign the form

Students submit their work in one or more the following categories:

  • 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.

    • Special Artists Division: The National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program.