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Recognize student artwork through the PTA Reflections Art Program.

The 2021-2022 theme this year is I Will Change the World By…

For questions on this program, please contact 2nd District Reflections Chair, Kevin Mauer

The 2020-2021 theme this year is “I Matter Because…” Thank you to our 2nd District Reflections Chairs, Jacquie Zapata-Chavez and Kevin Mauer, who managed the submission process from the schools to the 2nd District and then to the California State PTA. Hopefully we’ll have finalists advancing to Nationals in Washington DC!

2020-2021 Finalists

2019-2020 Finalists

2018-2019 Finalists

2017-2018 Finalists

PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has celebrated and recognized student achievement for more than 10 million students since 1969. Reflections helps California State PTA and its members, families and kids, increase community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talentsand get inspired
  • Express themselvesimaginatively through art
  • Experience the fun and joyof making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skillsto create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognitionfor their original work


All students attending San Francisco PTA schools are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Special Artist Division
  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts

Artwork is recognized at the city, state and national level.

Artworks are submitted first to your own PTA, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged.

Final artworks selected by your school from each category in five different grade divisions are submitted to California State PTA in January to be considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. 

Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round!

Review the details of the program at the CAPTA.org website.

All Student Entries must be accompanied by a Student Entry Form filled out in its entirety with your PTA Unit Number and PTA Contact in the top portion, Name of Student, Mailing Address of Student, Parent Contact, Title of Work, Category, and Artist’s 150 word Statement. Incomplete Entries will not be accepted.

Winning Entries and all other Art will be returned to Schools by the end of the year, with any Awards announced on our list-serves and any awards delivered with the Art. Please be sure to supply a PTA contact on Student Entry forms such that we have a point-person when we deliver the Art. 

Contact Reflections@sfpta.org with your questions.