State PTA Reflections Library

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Everything Your State Needs for Reflections

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Welcome to the State PTA Reflections Library, a resource for state PTA leaders hosting the National PTA Reflections arts program.

Here you can find resources to connect to the State Reflections Network, keep track of important dates, and access template program materials to customize and distribute to local and regional programs.

Annual Theme Search Contest

Students can participate in the annual Theme Search Contest according to State PTA Reflections Program guidelines. Every year, one winning student's theme is selected and awarded $100 and recognition in National PTA's awards celebration program booklet.

Look Within is the winning theme for the 2019-2020 program year, submitted by Enashele Campbell, a Kindergartner from H. Guy Child Elementary PTA in Ogden, UT!

Congratulations to the winner of our 2020-2021 annual Theme Search Contest, Rylee Stier, a 1st Grader from Burney Elementary School in Burney, California. The 2020-2021 Reflections theme will be I Matter Because... Congratulations again to Rylee and California State PTA!

State PTA Reflections Network

Email Updates

Get the latest updates and share feedback with National PTA. To join the State Reflections Network, Email with your name, title and contact information.

Conference Calls

Connect with other state leaders dedicated to Reflections success. Join at (888) 585-9008; 243-697-809

How to launch your statewide program
11 a.m. & 8 p.m. EDT, Jul. 16, 2018 
How to support local program launches (meeting minutes)
11 a.m. & 8 p.m. EDT, Aug. 20, 2018 
How to support local program participation (meeting minutes)
11 a.m. & 8 p.m. EDT, Sept. 17, 2018
How to prepare for state level judging (meeting minutes)
11 a.m. & 8 p.m. EST, Nov. 19, 2018 
How to submit state winners to national level
11 a.m. & 8 p.m. EST, Jan. 14, 2019 (meeting minutes)
**Note: Date changed from Jan. 21 to Jan. 14**


Sept. 9-15

National Arts in Education Week
Encourage Local PTAs to enroll and have fun announcing this year's theme. Share how Reflections sparks interest in the arts with #PTAReflections, #BecauseOfArtsEd and #ArtsEdWeek.

Oct. 1-31

National Arts and Humanities Month
Encourage Local PTAs to host opportunities for all students to participate in Reflections. Share how Reflections supports learning fun in school and at home with #ShowYourArt.

Dec. 7

National Deadline for Theme Search Submissions
Each state may submit up to five themes to the annual Theme Search Contest. Email submissions to

Jan. 22, 2019 

National PTA Reflections Student Arts Showcase
2017-18 national winners are invited to attend the annual exhibition opening at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. Tune into Facebook and consider hosting a Watch Party to celebrate these amazing students and the launch of Reflections 50th Anniversary!

Feb. 1, 2019

National PTA Enrollment Closes
PTAs are encouraged to register for Reflections at by February 1.

Mar. 1, 2019

National Deadline for Reflections Submissions
Submit up to 30 entries to the national level using the Student Entry Portal.
For details, please refer to your state leader's guide.

May 1, 2019

National Awards Announced

National Program Supporters

Our national program supporters offer access to regional and state level arts education experts. Connect with these state level stakeholders to garner additional support for your statewide program.


Proud Sponsors of National PTA’s Reflections Program

Park West Foundation