Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Program: Fall

This Year’s Theme is “I Matter Because...

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Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them 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 in school and in life. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is I Matter Because.... Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

The Bushy Park PTA will accept entries for the following categories:

Please submit all entries by November 30, 2020 using the following form:

National PTA's Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

For ideas, and to see the work of previous winners, visit

Anna King, National PTA President-Elect, talks about the latest theme for PTA Reflections and how it was selected and can inspire young artist today. Learn more at

Get inspired by the new PTA Reflections theme and learn more about our national art program at

Chair/Co-Chair Responsibilities

Do you love the arts? Would you like to help provide Bushy Park students a special opportunity to take on a theme and explore it creatively through one of six disciplines? Students can take a photo, choreograph a dance, write a story, compose music, write and direct a film or design a piece of art. It's a great way to explore a medium and theme, with the opportunity to represent their school at the county, state and even national level. It is a very well organized program with a detailed chairperson guide that comes out every year, and the current chair will be happy to walk you through all aspects of the program, along with timelines, advertising, organizing judges as needed, logistics, awards, etc. Much of this work can be done outside of school hours. The PTA would love to have you on board to bring more of the arts to Bushy Park!