​​Banyan Elementary School PTA

Newbury Park | California


  2017 - 2018 | Program Information

  Theme | Within Reach​​

  September 15 | Review and complete the Official Rules and Student Entry Form

  October 5 | DEADLINE: Art Entries and Entry Forms due to Banyan Front Office

  TBD | First Round Judging and Art Show

National PTA Reflections

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.

The Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:

  • Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the joy and fun 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


All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions. School PTAs 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. 

Reflections is a wonderful FREE art program put on by the National PTA.  Students art work will be shared and judged and move up through the PTA.    We have even had past Banyan students' art work all the way the National PTA level!

For additional information about this program, please contact Banyan PTA.