Thank you for your leadership in the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections program, with the student-selected theme
I Matter Because...
We highly encourage Reflections participants of all levels to register between April 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021 in order to inform National PTA about your participation in the program.
The Reflections Reception will be held VIRTUALLY Thursday January 14, 2021 at 6:30pm. Email the Vice President of Programs if you have any additional questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
See All Theme Resources Below:
RSVP for the Reflections Showcase
Join us for our annual Reflections Student Arts Showcase Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. EST. This free, virtual event will celebrate our talented 2019-2020 Look Within Reflections artists. All are welcome to attend. RSVP to receive an event reminder and art activity to post on #PTAReflections.
2020-2021 Local Leader's Guide
The Local Leader's Guide (en español) provides an overview of the steps necessary to host a program at your school. You'll also find helpful tools to recruit and train volunteers, as well as plan educational activities and family celebrations.
Check with your State PTA to receive specific state guidelines and deadlines.
Use the following resources in addition to the those provided by your State PTA!
Reflections Art Categories
VIDEO Requirements: File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4.
VIDEO Requirements: File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: AVI, FLV, WMV, MOV, MP4. Use of PowerPoint is prohibited.
Literature Requirements: Must not exceed 2,000 words. May be handwritten or typed. Single-sided print on 8 ½x11” paper. PDF file.
Music Requirements AUDIO File must not exceed 5 min. and 1 GB in size. Accepted formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, ACC, FLAC. NOTATION Only required for middle and high school divisions. Score/tablature in PDF format.
Photography Requirements: PRINT Must be no smaller than 3x5 inches and no larger than 8x10 inches. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted. DIGITAL IMAGE Dimensions must be at least 640x960 (pixels) and 300 dpi (resolution). Accepted file formats: JPEG, JPG, GIF, PNG.
Visual Arts Requirements: 2D WORKS Mounted on sturdy material. No larger than 24x30 inches with matting. Framed entries are not accepted. Include one digital image of artwork with your submission. 3D WORKS Include 3 digital images of artwork at different angles.
ACCOMODATIONS: Non-artistic accommodations (e.g. adaptive technology; transcribing; holding a camera) Assistants must refrain from being involved in the artistic process (e.g. developing an artist statement, choreography, music lyrics, storyboards, etc.) Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division OR grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
Encourage your school community to be part of PTA’s Reflections Program “I Matter Because…” with promotional materials.
- General Reflections Flier — available in English and Spanish
- “I Matter Because…” call for entries poster: English (small) English (large) Spanish (small) Spanish (large)
- Reflections logo — available in multiple formats (JPEG, EPS, PNG)
- Category images
- Themed images
- Student Entry Packet including entry form and rules, available in English and Spanish
- Guides for Local Leaders in English and Spanish
- Reflections logos, flyers and other promotional tools
- Materials for PTAs