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what is reflections?

The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.  It offers students opportunities to express themselves creatively in six different art categories and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme.

This year's theme is: “SHOW YOUR VOICE!”

Students may choose one or all of the available art categories:



Dance Choreography

Dance Choreography


Film Production




Music Composition



Visual Arts

Visual Arts



2022-23 reflections program at MPE


For more details and guidelines please visit Wake County and North Carolina PTA Websites. Please make sure you follow all the rules and presentation guidelines to avoid disqualification.

Students may enter as many pieces as they would like in one or all art categories.  Students will need to submit a Student Participation Form for EVERY piece they submit for judging. Please make sure to read the General Participation Rules and the Art Specific Rules.
Please read the following instructions carefully before you fill out the MPE Student Participation Form online:

Step 1: Please make sure you are signed into parent's personal Gmail or are using parent's personal email (no work emails, or student school emails please) when completing this form. Parent & Student to complete form together (including uploading artwork).

Step 2: On the last page, before submitting, you will be prompted to right-click and print the page. Please have the Parent/Guardian print and sign this page.

Step 3: Turn a scanned copy of the parent-signed page & your digital artwork into your Reflection Chair's e-mail: reflectionsmpe@gmail.com 

(REQUIRED: parent signature needed for acceptance of submission).

All the artwork must be submitted by November 1st no later than 11:59pm.
Required as per NC PTA guidelines for reflections participation:
****For elementary student entries, a parent/guardian must be a current PAID PTA member 


2021-2022 MPE Reflections winners 

Click here to view this year's MPE Reflections winners and a list of those who have advanced to the Wake County Reflections level.