Reflections 2021-22

What is reflections?

In these uncertain times, our children are experiencing a plethora of emotions. The arts have always served as an important emotional outlet. As part of our mission to make every child’s potential a reality, the FWES PTA is proud to sponsor the National PTA’s Reflections Arts Contest. The National PTA Reflections program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in preschool through grade 12.

FWES has had several winners in past years.

We can’t wait to see what our children create this year! Best of Luck!

Official rules can be found here.

Theme (Deadline: OCT 22, 2021)

We invite our students to reflect upon this year’s themeI will change the world by…” and create an original work (or works) of art in one of six art areas: literature, musical composition, photography, film/video production, dance choreography, and visual arts (2D and 3D). There is also a Special Artist Division (email for more information). The Deadline for Entry is October 22, 2021.



Enter as many pieces in as many categories as you want! Click each category below to view the rules specific to each one. Be sure you read the rules for any category you want to enter before you create your piece and follow all the rules to avoid disqualification. Please click on any category to get a category specific rules document. Official rules can be found here.

Visual artsArchitecture (2D/3D), carpentry, ceramics, collages, photographic collages (multiple photos cut/pasted), computer-generated image, crafts, design, dioramas, drawing, fiberwork, jewelry, kites, metal etching/punch work, mobiles, painting, printmaking, sculpture and wind chimes.
LiteratureProse, Poetry, Drama, Reflective essay, Narrative, Shortstory.
Dance ChoreographyBallet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Folk Dance, Religious Dance, Dance Ensembles (color guard/indoor guard), Ice Skating/Dancing and Gymnastics-floor Routine.
Film ProductionAnimation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer.
Music CompositionA Cappella, Blues, Choral, Country, Electronic, Hip hop, Jazz, Latin, Musical, Orchestral, Pop, R&B, Religious, Rock, Symphonic/Concert Band and Traditional.


A single photo, panoramic, photomontage (one print of multiple original photos), a multiple exposure, negative sandwich or photogram. Original black-and-white and color images are accepted
Special Artist

Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division.

The Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and abilities and offers non-artistic accommodations for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.


If you have any questions about the contest or how to enter, please contact our PTA Fine Arts Chair at