The PTSA is proud to support our student’s participation in Reflections each year! The 2024-25 Reflections theme is Accepting Imperfection.
**We will begin accepting entries in Fall 2024. Click here for entry details.**
What is the Reflections Program?

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program which for over 50 years 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?
  1. Read the official guidelines for each entry below.
  2. Create your original work in a listed category. 
  3. Download and complete the PTSA Reflections Entry Form. (2024-25 form coming soon)
  4. Complete the online ISD PTSA Reflections Turn-In Form. (2024-25 form coming in the fall)
  5. Submit completed form and project to the Issaquah High office by due date. (2024-25 date TBA)
    • Please Note: Both the entry form and project submitted to the office & the online turn-in form should be completed. 

Entry Guidelines

2024-25 Accessible Arts Division* | en español 

2024-25 Dance Choreography Rules | en español

2024-25 Film Production Rules | en español

2024-25 Literature Rules | en español

2024-25 Photography Rules | en español

2024-25 Visual Arts Rulesen español


*Accessible Arts Division - This division is an option for students with disabilities who may 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. Complete details are included in the 2024-25 Accessible Arts Division Rules | en español.


Questions? Email


Theme Search Contest

Each year, National PTA seeks a theme for the Reflections program year to be held two years from now. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 and their heme will be presented at the annual National PTA Convention.

Submissions for Washington's entries to the 2026-2027 Theme Search will re-open in Fall 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.