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Welcome PTA Reflections Leaders

Thank you for your leadership in the 2024-2025 National PTA Reflections program! Begin by connecting with your State PTA to find the specific forms, deadlines and guidelines necessary for hosting a Reflections program. Then, use the resources and information on this webpage to start your PTA Reflections program and to inspire participation in your school community.

Register for the 2024-2025 Reflections Program

Let National PTA know you are participating in the Reflections through your PTA! Your registration helps National PTA show the reach and impact of the program. 

Due to the large volume of registrants, you will not receive email confirmation.

After registering, use the map tool below to find your state PTA Reflections webpage for more details on how to participate. PTAs and student artists will participate in Reflections based on the guidelines, process and timelines outlined by their state PTA.


Congratulations 2023-2024 National PTA Reflections Winners!

From 45 state PTA congresses, National PTA received over 900 student entries inspired by the 2023-2024 Reflections theme I am Hopeful Because.... Head to the Reflections Awards page to find National PTA's official press release and the full list of all 200+ national-level Reflections winners.

National PTA will reach out directly to the students that were granted awards on the national level to ensure that they receive their prizes as outlined on our awards page. Join us in celebrating these talented young artists by posting on your PTA social media using #PTAReflections. Find template graphics to share to on the Reflections Awards page.

I Am Hopeful Because...

This year's theme is "Accepting Imperfection"


Special thanks and congratulations to Paige Opaska from Barbara Bush Middle School PTA in Texas who created this year's Reflections theme. Meet Paige and learn about her inspiration here.

Accepting Imperfection

In Reflections, interpretation of the theme is highly considered during the review process. To learn more about selection criteria in Reflections, visit our Reflections Awards webpage.


Get Started: Connect With Your State PTA 

PTA Reflections is a multi-level program that is largely managed on the state level. Participation for PTAs and students will vary based upon the specific forms, deadlines and guidelines set by each state PTA. PTA units of all levels and participants should coordinate with their state PTA to understand how to get involved in Reflections. 

Use this map to connect with your state PTA and find state-specific Reflections information and resources.

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Alaska

Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

District of Columbia

  • Washington, DC PTA


    Information currently not available. Email Reflections@PTA.org with questions concerns. 

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Iowa

  • Iowa PTA


    Information currently not available. Connect with Iowa PTA or email info@iowapta.org with questions or concerns. 

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Massachusetts

Maine

  • Maine PTA


    Information currently not available. Connect with Maine State PTA or email info@mainestatepta.org with questions or concerns. 

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Nevada

New York

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • Puerto Rico PTA


    Information currently not available. Email Reflections@PTA.org with questions or concerns. 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

US Virgin Islands

  • U.S. Virgin Islands PTA


    Information currently not available. Email Reflections@PTA.org with questions or concerns. 

Vermont

  • Vermont PTA


    Information currently not available. Email Reflections@PTA.org with questions or concerns. 

Washington

Wisconsin

West Virginia

Wyoming

Find Your State Program


1. Click your state

2. Find a link to your state-specific Reflections Program webpage below the map

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If your state PTA Reflections webpage does not have specific or updated program guidelines available
, please reach out to your State PTA office.

You can refer to our Reflections Leader Resources below for general information around hosting a program.



Reflections Leader Resources

As a multi-level program, individual PTAs and schools are welcome to host a Reflections program. However, artwork can only be advanced for further recognition according to the processes set by each state PTA. Use the map tool above to connect with your state PTA Reflections webpage and find more details on how artwork can advance to the next level. 

The below resources are general materials provided by National PTA to support PTA units in hosting individual Reflections programs. To purchase additional promotional materials, awards and recognition supplies, visit ShopPTA.com

Local Leader Reflections Materials

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

  • Local Leader's Guide (en español): Review the Local Leader's Guide which outlines the steps needed to host a program at your school. You will also find helpful tools to recruit and train volunteers as well as to plan family celebrations.
  • Fillable Student Entry Form (en español): This general entry form may be used in addition to any and all materials required by each state PTA. 


Shareable Promotions

We encourage you to download and share these Reflections promotional materials with your school community to inspire creativity and participation!

  • Distribute the Reflections flyer to your community during school events and PTA meetings.
  • Download and customize the 2024-2025 Call for Entries fillable posters to include due dates and other important information.
  • Share Reflections graphics and past winning artwork from your PTA on your social media accounts. Remember to tag @NationalPTA and use #PTAReflections and #HowWePTA!


Social Media, Flyers and Images

Share these materials to promote Reflections on your social media accounts and newsletters. Use the program logos and theme images to create your own Reflections promotions!

Printable Promotional Material 
Social Media Graphics
Reflections Logos 


Grow Your PTA Family with Reflections 

The Reflections program is a benefit available because of your PTA's efforts and commitment to expanding access to the arts. Use National PTA's YOU Belong in PTA materials to start conversations about your accomplishments in advancing arts education and invite others to join. 

You know the good work that your PTA does to provide  Reflections and your community should know too! Here are a few ideas you can incorporate into your program efforts:

  • Create customized content flyers: Download and customize Reflections-specific membership flyers that you can customize and include with Reflections Student Entry Packets. Find resources and directions for customization.

  • Include a membership collection box in your celebrations: If your PTA is hosting a celebration event or exhibit for student artwork, provide membership forms and envelopes and a collection box to make joining easy.

  • Engage students in recruitment efforts: Have participating student artists run a membership table or speak during a PTA meeting/event to share how Reflections has benefits them as artists.
 




Reflections Student Entry Portal 

The National PTA Reflections Student Entry Portal is currently closed. The Portal will reopen for the 2024-2025 "Accepting Imperfection" program later in the year.

The Reflections Student Entry Portal is a tool designed for state PTA’s to submit student entries to the national level. You should only submit entries in the Portal at the request of your State Reflections Chair. National PTA will only accept entries for review on the national level that have been advanced by the State Reflections Chair. 

If you have questions, please connect with your state PTA.  


Questions?

Questions?

Because Reflections is largely managed on the state level, you should first share questions with your State PTA Reflections Program or your State PTA to find state-specific Reflections information and support.

However, National PTA is here to support you. You can also email info@PTA.org.



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