Reflections

National PTA Reflections welcomes, free of charge, students from all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Annually, thousands of students will reflect on a common theme and create original works of art in the categories of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community withReflections.

Problems with submitting entries online

National PTA has been experiencing problems with their servers and the online submission program for Reflections has had some serious hiccups this week.  They are actively working on solving the problem and have advised us that it will be back up and working tomorrow (Saturday, November 1st.)  If you have be attempting to please be patient. If you will try back Monday it should be working.  If not, check back here for further updates and information.

Reflections Theme for 2014-15 is:

The World Would Be A Better Place If...

Due Dates

The only due date that State sets is the one for Region to turn their entries in to State - Thurday, January 29th.  Working together, Regions, Councils and School PTAs will set their own dates according to what works best for you.  Please consider that it can take a couple of weeks to collect, catalog and judge artwork and give yourselves enough time to do so.

Recommended due dates are:

  • Schools - Sometime in October
  • Councils - Sometime in November
  • Regions - Sometime in December

Student Entry, Consent & Arts Category Forms

Required:

Each student/parent must fill out and sign a Student Entry Form and an Arts Category Form (ie: Music Composition) that has the Artist Statement and required information.

Additional Form:

A Consent Form is needed if the student creating the art asks other students to be a part of their entry (ie: Film Production, Dance Choreography).  Please see Consent Form Guidelines on page 2 of the Consent Form for more information.

 

Spanish forms are being translated and will be posted as soon as they are available.