The 2021-22 theme “I Will Change the World By…” will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Encourage your school to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October. Student artists and their artwork are celebrated in May before the end of the school year.
July 1, 2021
PTA Enrollment Opens at PTA.org/Reflections
Access and download the Reflections Toolkit once you’ve enrolled your PTA online. The toolkit serves as your one-stop shop throughout the school year for step-by-step guidance, training, and resources.
September 1, 2021
We will begin accepting submissions for the 2022-23 Reflections Theme Search contest.
September 12-18, 2021
National Arts in Education Week
Enroll and have fun announcing this year’s theme. Share how Reflections sparks interest in the arts with #ArtsEdWeek.
National Arts and Humanities Month
Host opportunities for all students to participate in Reflections. Share how Reflections supports learning fun in school and at home with #ShowYourArt.
October 31, 2021
State Deadline for Theme Search Submissions
The student who submits the winning theme receives $100 and recognition at the National PTA Convention. We will select up to five winning themes to represent Massachusetts PTA. Submissions can be made through the Reflections Portal.
October – November – December – January 2021-2022
Local Rounds (theme Search & “I Will Change the World By….” Contests)
Deadline, Review, Select, Celebrate, Submit to MA State PTA for selection/submission to National PTA.
January 2022 – date to be determined
National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase
2019-20 national winners are invited to attend the annual exhibition opening at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. This may be a virtual event this year.
February 1, 2022
State Deadline for Reflections Submissions
Submit entries to the state level using the online Student Entry Portal. For details, please refer to your local leader’s guide (included in Reflections toolkit).
February 1-15, 2022
State Round Review and Selection
March 1, 2022
National Round Deadline for Reflections Submissions
Massachusetts PTA submits entries to the National level
Massachusetts PTA Reflections Awards Celebration
This red carpet event is typically hosted in an art museum or arts-related venue. Stay tuned for details on this year’s date and location for our awards celebration event. This may be a virtual event this year.