Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Winners – PTA Reflections Program and Citizenship Essay Program

Congratulations to all the 2018-2019 winners from the Northern Virginia area that submitted entries in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections ProgramCheck out the recent announcement from Virginia PTA! The National PTA will announce the national winners on May 1 during a Facebook Live event. The PTA will celebrate the national honorees during its 2019 Annual Convention and Expo in June in Columbus, OH. If you have not registered yet, please do so TODAY!

The National PTA Reflections Program is the oldest and most recognized national arts program in the nation. For 50 years, the program has helped 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 in school and in life.

Each year, hundreds of thousands of students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create and submit original works of art in one or all of the available arts categories -Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. The 2018-2019 theme is “Heroes Around Me” and the 2019-2020 them is “Look Within.” Registration is open for the 2019-2020 school yearSpecial thanks to all the students that submitted entries during this school year!

Special thanks to NOVA District PTA Reflections Program Chair, Catherine Petrini, for her diligent efforts this school year to manage the program and program submissions. Any questions can be directed to


Congratulations to all the NOVA District PTA winners in the 2019 Virginia PTA Annual Citizenship Essay Program! The 2019 theme is What Do I Stand For?” Winners will advance for consideration by the Virginia PTA.

2019 had a record number of competitive essays and NOVA District PTA expresses its sincere gratitude to students and their families who participated in the program.

Special thanks to Special Projects Chair Patricia Franck and her Committee who oversee the judging of the NOVA District Citizenship Essay contest.

We hope that you continue to participate in the Citizenship Essay Program in the future and will share the new theme once it is announced.

If you have a great theme to suggest for next year’s contest, please submit to: Sharon Abernathy, Virginia PTA Secretary, at before April 19, 2019.  The winning theme will be announced at the end of April and the winner will be awarded a $25 gift certificate to the Virginia PTA store.

Stay tuned for the 2020 theme!