The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969,
over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.
The excitement and enthusiasm that the program generates for students, parents, schools and communities is unmatched with
the majority of Georgia PTAs participating in the program at all PTA levels.
That’s why the Reflections Program provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages to:
- Unleash their creative talents and be inspired
- Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
- Experience the joy and fun of making art
- Tap into critical thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
- Receive positive recognition for their original works of art
As an added bonus, in showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of
the importance of the arts in education.
The 2018-2019 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.
Entries Moving to CCC PTA (1st and 2nd place, per grade, per category)
Reflections entries moving onto Cherokee County PTA are due TBD, location noted below. Late drop off cannot be accepted as
judging will begin at that time. We can, however, arrange an earlier drop date if necessary.
Historic School Board Auditorium
110 Academy St
Entries coming in 1st place through 3rd place at the County level and Special Artists will be invited to the Reflections
Ceremony in November 16th at Etowah High School. This is invitation only and each local unit Reflections Chair will be notified
of all entries that place. Reflections Chairs, PTA ECs, and school administrators are also encouraged to attend.
The awards ceremony this year will incorporate an intermission at TBD.
Awards for Elementary Schools will be presented in the first half with Middle and High Schools awards presented in the second
half. Special Artist will presented at the beginning of each portion of the Ceremony, time TBD
The search is on for the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections program theme! The student who submits the winning entry will
receive $100, and his or her theme will be announced at the National PTA Convention and Exhibition in June 2019.
Please review the past themes listed on the form linked below. Repeat themes will not be considered. Participation in the
Reflections Program theme search is optional.
*State Deadline for 2020-2021 Theme SEARCH Entries: November 2, 2018
Rules and Forms
Special Artists Division
*Be sure to mark the box indicating this is a Special Artist Entry
*State Deadline for 2018-2019 Entries: December 7, 2018
These documents can be used together to create a packet of information to send home with interested students.
- Promotional Poster 2018-2019
- Volunteer Job Descriptions
- Abridged Reflections Rules
- Consent Form
- Tips for Promoting Reflections
- Local Unit Reflections Checklist
- Certificate of Recognition (and Other Awards)
- Arts in Education Flyer – English
- Arts in Education Flyer – Spanish
For Reflections Committee Chairs:
After you collect your artwork, it is time for judging. Provide the judges with the 2 documents below.
Submitting to Council/State:
Local Unit Reflections Chairs: As you prepare your student entries to move forward from local unit to council or state level
judging, we have a 3 step process we would like for you to follow.
- Step 1 – Complete the
Local Unit Participation Form (Bring hard copy with entry submission)
- Step 2 – Complete the
Winners Log. Complete all 3 tabs of the Winners Log Excel Spreadsheet. Email a copy to
[email protected] and bring a hard copy with entry submission.
- Step 3 –
Register your local unit with National PTA. We do not require Local Units to input their student entries into the online
database, however, local units need to create an account and register their schools in the online system.