Let's Get Started - Reflections
Through the Reflections Awards Program, you can play a role in providing a positive learning environment for students that fosters self-exploration, encourages creative thinking and problem-solving, and promotes the exploration of arts and culture in the home, school and community. Any active PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to implement a Reflections Program.
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Step #1: Contact your State PTA
Most states have an Arts Chair or Committee that is focused on implementing the Reflections program. Your state PTA will have specific guidelines and deadlines, as well as a step-by-step Local PTA/PTSAs Reflections Guide. They may also have training and networking opportunities for you to learn from other PTAs involved in Reflections. Contact your PTA today!
Step #2: Review the Rules
The National PTA has rules for each arts category and the Special Artist Division. Each contestant must follow both the general rules and the category rules to be eligible for the National round.
Step # 3: Promote and Celebrate
Planning your program begins with recruiting others to help you, such as school staff, parents interested in the arts, or community arts organizations. Your State PTA will provide you with a step-by-step planning guide to help you implement the program including planning, promotion and celebration tools. Contact your PTA and promote your Reflections Program using the Reflections Participation Flyer (Also available in Spanish).