The search is on for a future program theme!
One theme idea will be selected to spark fun and creativity during the 2021—2022 Reflections program. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100 prize from National PTA.
Past themes and duplicate submissions are not considered. This means we’re looking for the most original theme ideas.
To participate, complete the theme search form and submit to Alabama PTA by November 1, 2019.
"Look Within" is the theme for Reflections 2019-2020!! Encourage your units and students to participate in this amazing program!
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For more information on our Reflections Program, please contact Donna Brock, Reflections Chair,
Please note: Literature, Dance, Film Production and Music entries are not returned after judging at the State level. Please encourage parents to duplicate their student's work prior to submission.
Each year Alabama PTA hosts a reception to honor Alabama State PTA Reflections winners.
Date, time, and location TBA.
General Entry Forms and Guidelines 2019-2020
Reflections Theme - LOOK WITHIN
State Reflections Submission Deadline - JANUARY 10, 2020 (Check with your local school and Council for their guidelines and deadline dates)
Yvonne Ballentine Scholarship - High School Senior Reflections' Participants-Deadline-January 10, 2020.
Resources for Reflections' Coordinators
Click Here for 2019-2020 Resources including a Poster
Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Any PTA in good standing is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus.
The Reflections program recognizes students at the Local, Council/Region, State and National PTA levels. At each level, all entries are judged on interpretation of the theme, creativity and artistic merit. Eligible students must attend a school with a PTA in good standing with Alabama PTA.
Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA.
Theme submissions will be considered using the following criteria
Theme is unique, inspiring and unlike past program themes.
Theme is focused without being too narrow or too broad.
Theme is clear, concise and appropriate for all grade levels.
Theme is applicable to all arts categories.
Theme promotes PTA values.
Theme is relevant in 2 years.
Past themes and duplicate entries are not considered.