2023-24 Reflections Art Program

This year’s theme is I am Hopeful Because…  Students create and submit original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and/or visual arts.  Entries will be judged on three criteria: interpretation of theme, creativity, and technical skills.  Each school will execute their own Reflections Art Contest at the local level and electronically submit the Outstanding Interpretation (1st place) winners to HCC PTA for participation at the county level.

Entry Form for Units to Submit Outstanding Interpretation Winners to HCC PTA

If you have questions about submitting entries using this form, please email

Important Dates:

Helpful Resources:

Local Leader’s Guide - It contains the scoring rubric for your judges! 

Student Reflections Entry Form

Art Category Guidelines - Each submission must meet certain criteria set by VA PTA!

Sample Google Doc Student Entry Form - Clicking on this link will allow you to make a copy of this form and edit it to use to collect your school's entries electronically. 

VA PTA Reflections Page

National PTA Reflections Page

Reflections 2025-26 Theme Contest 

The search is on for the 2025-26 Reflections theme!

Past themes and duplicate submissions will not be considered. The student who submits the winning entry will receive a $100 prize from National PTA.  The 2017-18 Within Reach Reflections theme was submitted by an HCPS student.  Let’s see if we can do it again for the 2025-26 theme!

Past Reflections Showcases/Results

*Please contact the HCC PTA Reflections Chair Deborah Jackson via email at with any questions.*