The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme, create original works of art and earn positive recognition for their achievements. Any PTA/PTSA held in good standing may take part in Reflections.
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Are You Ready for Reflections 2018-2019?
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and New York State PTA cultural arts competition that gives students confidence in their abilities to explore ideas and learn through the arts! Enroll your school in the 2018-2019 national arts awards program.
Each year hundreds of thousands of students in preschool through grade 12 create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school’s PTA.
The 2018-2019 Reflections theme “Heroes Around Me” will spark imagination and creativity in school and at home. Encourage your school to imagine, create and celebrate with Reflections during National Arts & Humanities Month this October.
Run Your Unit’s Reflections Program
PTA Leader Online Instructions [coming soon!]
- “Heroes Around Me” poster in English and Spanish
- “Heroes Around Me” postcard in English and Spanish
- Student Entry Form
- Local Participation Form
- Reflections Chair Planner
- Leader’s Guide
- Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet
- Judges/Reviewers Packet
- Celebration Guide
Region Deadlines for Reflections Art Dropoff
Region Reflections Chair (RRC)
|04-Central Hudson||TBD||contact Ilene Maddalena|
|07-Genesee Valley||11/19/2018||Lynn Moulton|
|10-Nassau||12/3/2018||Marie Saint Vil|
|12-Northeastern||12/4/2018 & 12/6/2018||Jennifer Collazo|
|14-South Central||TBD||contact Janet Huie|
|18-Westchester-East Putnam||11/2-3/2019||contact Kathleen Martinez-Holmes|
Run Your PTA’s Reflections Program
The 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Toolkit will provide you with info, tools and resources you need to take your program to the next level. It includes a call for entries poster, 50th anniversary logo and themed images, as well as planning tools, judging resources, celebration ideas and more!
Reflections Theme Search
National PTA is looking for the 2020-2021 Reflections Program Theme.
Is your PTA challenging students to submit ideas to the National PTA Theme Search Contest? Find out more HERE!
Translated documents are available upon request. Please email your documents to Lynnette Degnen-Kolawole at email@example.com.
Reflections Theme Search winner for 2019-2020 is Look Within.
2017-18 Reflections Winners – “Within Reach”
2017-18 National Reflections Winners
In 2017-18, thousands of students across the country and in US schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts, with the theme Within Reach.
It is our privilege to announce the eight 2017-18 National PTA Reflections Award Winners from New York:
National PTA Award of Excellence
Hannah Cheeseman from John G. Dinkelmeyer PTA; Photography – Special Artist; Nassau Region
Griffin Hon from Harry B Thompson Middle School PTSA; Film Production – Middle School; Nassau Region
Harshita Shet from Woodlands PTSA; Visual Arts – Middle School; Westchester-East Putnam Region
Letao Tao from Garden City PTA; Film Production – Primary; Nassau Region
National PTA Award of Merit
Keshav Kaushik Gopal from Blind Brook PTA; Music Composition – Primary; Westchester-East Putnam Region
Brianna Martinez from Harrison High School PTA; Photography – High School; Westchester-East Putnam Region
Tess O’Brien from Blind Brook PTA; Literature – High School ; Westchester-East Putnam Region
Lily Tierney from Woodhull School PTA; Literature – Middle School; Suffolk Region
2017-18 NYS Reflections Winners
On March 1, 2018, NYS PTA submitted 29 Award of Excellence entries to National PTA for further judging and recognition. At the state level, we also awarded 108 Award of Merit entries.
Thank you to all our regions who participated. Almost every region had at least one Award of Excellence or Award of Merit winner.