2022-2023 theme:


Do you like to draw, paint, sing, dance, write, take photos, make short films or express yourself in other creative ways?


The Reflections Art Program is back, and we want to celebrate your artwork.

Every student is invited to enter by creating a piece of art in one or more categories:

  • dance choreography,
  • film production,
  • literature,
  • music composition,
  • photography
  • and visual arts

The theme this year is "SHOW YOUR VOICE!


We will showcase all the artwork at a gallery/awards presentation later in the year.

The deadline for entries (along with completed entry form) is

October 21st by 3pm
at the front office


 Have fun creating!


For more information contact 

Liliana Jones: Reflections@elmorropta.org



Reflections is open to all Laguna Beach USD students. Entries must be the work of one student, show a connection to the theme and include an entry form, title and artist statement. Entries due by Friday, October 21st by 3pm.


English Entry Form 

Spanish Entry Form

Additional rules by category


This year's theme: "Show Your Voice!"

Due date: Friday, October 21 by 3:00 at the front office. 


All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Film Production
  • Literature 
  • Visual Arts    
  • Photography 
  • Music Composition 
  • Dance Choreography 


Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs (like ours), where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. We then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then 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.


Please read the general rules and review the detailed information on the CA PTA website: http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/


State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.

National-level Award of Excellence honorees are recognized at the National PTA Convention, plus their artworks are featured in Reflections’ popular traveling national exhibit.


PTA’s national Reflections Art Program has brought the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969.


Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art

 Click for more information. For questions, contact Liliana Jones.