Stay Up to Date with the new rules for each category! Entries will be due December 6th to Sixth District PTA.
Council PTA Deadlines:
North Valley PTA: October 25, 2019
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.
Local Leaders Tools
Here you can find information and resources you need to take your program to the next level, including promotional material, planning tools, judging resources, celebration ideas and more!
2019-2020 Local Leader's Guide
The Local Leader's Guide (Spanish) 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!
- NEW!! General Reflections Flyer (.pdf) (Spanish) (English)
- NEW!! Call for Entries Video (.mp4) also available on YouTube
- Student Certificate (.doc)
- Thank-you Letter for Volunteers (.doc)
- Program Evaluation (.doc)
- Reflections Celebration Guide (.pdf)
Take our E-Learning Course on how to plan, promote and celebrate your Reflections program.
Check out this PowerPoint that you can also use to train co-chairs and school leaders.
Use the following tools to customize flyers and promotional materials. Encourage all students to participate!
- Social Media Images: