2021-2022 Reflections I Will Change the World By…

2021-2022 I will change the world by

The Reflections Reception will be held VIRTUALLY Thursday January 13, 2022 at 6:30pm. Join us for an educational STEAM Art Presentation by Mary Perry, SJ Museum of Arts Docent & to celebrate the student winners of the Sixth District Reflections. Register here.

Thank you for your leadership in the 2021-2022 National PTA Reflections program, with the student-selected theme
I Will Change The World By...

Email the Vice President of Programs if you have any additional questions programs@capta6.org.

See All Theme Resources Below:

2021-2022 Local Leader's Guide

Local Leader Reflections Materials

In addition to the those provided by your State PTA, use these materials to help you manage your Reflections program.

Local Leader's Guide

Take Your Program to the Next Level

These additional resources will help you enhance and improve your Reflections program:

  • Head to PTA.org/ArtsEd to find and download resources to help you prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your Reflections program.
  • Use the BAND and Your Reflections Program resource to learn about the many features BAND has to offer, including file sharing, chat rooms and posts. BAND can help make managing your Reflections program easier and more impactful.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, National PTA and participating PTAs across the country learned new and successful ways to manage the Reflections program. Check this In Person or At Home Reflections resource to find some of the most impactful tips and tricks discovered.

Use the following resources in addition to the those provided by your State PTA!

Reflections Art Categories

Solo and ensemble works of all dance styles are accepted. Entrant must be the choreographer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form.

VIDEO Requirements: File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
Accepted short film styles include: Animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or media presentation. Entrant must be the screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and producer. If background music is used, cite it on the entry form.

VIDEO Requirements: File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited.
Accepted forms of fiction and nonfiction include: Prose, poetry, reflective essay, screen play and play script, narrative, and short story. Entrants may write in their primary language as long as an interpretive English translation is also attached. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.

Literature Requirements: Must not exceed 2,000 words. May be handwritten or typed. Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper. PDF file.
All music styles and combinations of instrumentation are accepted. Entrant must be the composer and may also be the performer, or one of the performers. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.

Music Requirements AUDIO File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. NOTATION Only required for middle and high school divisions. Score/tablature in PDF format.
Photo must be a single print/digital image. Collages and collections of photos are not accepted. Entrant must be the photographer and may use a variety of digital editing techniques including but not limited to, multiple exposure, negative sandwich and photogram.

Photography Requirements: PRINT Must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. DIGITAL IMAGE Dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.
Works of both fine and design arts are accepted, including but not limited to: Architectural drawing and models, ceramics, collage, computer generated images and graphics, crafts, drawing, fashion clothes and jewelry, fiber work, mixed media, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Visual Arts Requirements: 2D WORKS Mounted on sturdy material. No larger than 24x30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D WORKS Include 3 digital images of artwork at different angles.
This Special Artist Division welcomes students from all grades and offers non-artistic accommodations for students to participate fully in PTA Reflections. Student recognition and awards are announced as part of the Special Artist Division.

ACCOMODATIONS: Non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.) Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division OR grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.


Encourage your school community to be part of PTA’s Reflections Program “I Will Change the World By…” with promotional materials.

Shareable Promotions

Download and share these Reflections promotional materials to promote Reflections and encourage all students to participate! For more promotional materials, awards and recognition supplies, visit ShopPTA.com

Please note: As of August 2021, National PTA updated the Spanish translation for the I Will Change the World By... promotional resources in order to provide the most accurate and accessible version of the materials. 

Printable Promotional

The Call for Entries posters are fillable and can be customized to include due dates and other important information. 

Social Media Theme Images

Share these images to promote Reflections on your social media accounts. Remember to tag @NationalPTA and use #PTAReflections and #HowWePTA. 


Use these general logos to create your own Reflections promotions.

Promotional Poster

Reflections Promo Videos

Check out videos and learn more about the Reflections program. Then share with your community to inspire and encourage creativity!