Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school but in life.


Students in grades K-12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2022-2023 program year is “Show Your Voice!” Students submit their completed works of art in one, or all, of the six arts areas:

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


While the primary focus of Reflections is a celebration of creativity through positive recognition, finalists from local PTAs will move on to the state round. Washington State PTA finalists who receive an “Outstanding Interpretation” award will advance to the National PTA round.

Deadline for 2022 submission: November 30, 2022


Back this year—In-person awards ceremony! This year we’ll be recognizing participants and winners with an in-person awards ceremony on February 8, 2023 at Islander Middle School and a real gallery showing! Details to be announced.

For more information on this year’s Reflections compeition please contact MI PTA Council
Reflections Chairs, Julie Hsieh and Jodi Thomas, at or visit


See Previous Award Recipients:

2021-2022 Contest Winners

2020-2021 Contest Winners

2019-2020 Contest Winners

2018-2019 Contest Winners

2017-2018 Contest Winners

2016-2017 Contest Winners
2015-2016 Contest Winners

2014-2015 Contest Winners 

Mercer Island PTAs


MI Community Scholarship Program

Our ability to honor deserving MIHS seniors depends on the generosity of our community. Learn more about the scholarship program and how your contribution can make a difference. We appreciate donations of any amount. Thank you for your support!