Reflections is an art contest run by the National PTA and administrated by each local school. In the fall of each school year, students all over the United States submit artworks in one or more categories to their school’s Reflections chairperson. The artworks are judged by local PTA judges, and the first place in each category in California is promoted to the city PTA level, then district PTA level. Artworks that continue to win first place can advance to the state and then national contest levels. Awards for second and third places are also given at each level.