The 2024-25 Reflections theme is Accepting Imperfection
Issaquah High PTSA is proud to support our student’s participation in Reflections each year! The 2023-24 Reflections theme was I am Hopeful Because...
      Congratulations to Daniel Heechan Lim
      WSPTA Finalist
      Film Production, Award of Merit
What is the Reflections Program?

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program. For over 50 years the Reflections program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original works of art in one or more of the available art categories listed below.

Based on state PTA rules and guidelines, art is submitted and may advance from the local PTA level up through district/region/council and state PTA competitions to the national level for awards and recognition opportunities. 

Dance Choreography

originally choreographed dance composition.


Film Production

original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.


works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.

Music Composition

original musical composition, with or without words.


color or black and white, included techniques: photogram, negative sandwich, and multiple exposure.


Visual Art

drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
Click here to learn more about the Reflections Program
How do I participate?

2023-24 Dance Choreography Rules I en español

2023-24 Film Production Rules I en español

2023-24 Literature Rules | en español

2023-24 Photography Rules | en español

2023-24 Visual Arts Rules I en español

  • Submit completed form and project to the Issaquah High office by November 1, 2023.
  • We are Issaquah High PTSA (Unit 2.6.45)

Please Note: Both the entry form and project submitted to the office & the online turn-in form should be completed. Submissions due November 1, 2023.  (DATE CORRECTION)

Questions? Email


Special Artists Division

The Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program. The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the Reflections program.

Complete details are included in the 2023-24 Special Artist Rules | en español.


Theme Search Contest

Each year, National PTA seeks a theme for the Reflections program year to be held two years from now. The list of finalists for the 2025-2026 program year will be announced in November.

The due date for submitting a theme search entry is November 1, 2023. Click here to submit your entry through the online portal.

The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100. Their theme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention in June 2024.


Archived Entries

2022-23 “Show Your Voice!” Congratulations all Reflections Artists and to Daniel Lim on his Award in Excellence in Film Production at the National PTA level. See some IHS entries here.

2021-22 “I’m Who I am and I’m Complete”. Congratulations to all IHS Reflections Artists including Aashika Vishwanath for her Award of Excellence in Dance Choreography. See Aashika's performance here.