2021-22 NECPTA 2020-21 Arts in Education Chair: Open Position

The Reflections Theme for 2021-2022 is I Will Change the World By…

Click here for the 2020-2021 NE Council Reflection Awards spreadsheet

The arts are a vital element of a complete and competitive education. Reflections is a National PTA art recognition program that encourages students of all ages and abilities to experience the benefits of creative expression to tell their unique story. It is one of the oldest and largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually.

For entry forms and rules in English or Spanish, visit Each entry must be the original work of one student and created based on this year’s theme, Look Within. Students can participate in any of or all the following:

Arts Categories:

  • Visual Arts (2D only)

  • Literature

  • Photography

  • Music Composition

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production

Grade Divisions:

  • Primary: Preschool – Grade 2

  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5

  • Middle School: Grades 6-8

  • High School: Grades 9-12

  • Special Artist: please refer to the Special Artist rules

Arts in Education Chair Checklist:

  1. As Soon As Possible: Promote the theme – Form a committee. Distribute rules and entry forms –

  2. TBA: Attend Council Reflections Workshop Makeup Date

  3. Oct. 29, 2021: Suggested Local PTA Due Date for Entries

  4. Late October/Early November: Host your local judging and advance the top 20% of each arts category for each grade division to the next level of judging. Judging guidelines and other resources: Reflections Judging Guidelines

  5. TBA: Reflections Drop Off at Piper Bass Memorial Student Center (At Blossom Athletic Center), 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd. You can find additional guidance on advancing your entries to the council here.

  6. Nov. 20, noon – 1 p.m.: Reflections Pick Up (only Visual Art and Photography not advancing to TX PTA) at Piper Bass Memorial Student Center

  7. December – February: Recognize the students who participated at your campus and introduce the next theme – “I Matter Because …”

  8. January: Council results released. Inform the board, including the principal, of how students did. Share the date of Council Awards with your principal and only those students who earned a Council award (not including Participation Award).

  9. February: Invitations to Council Reflections Award Ceremony ponied to PTA presidents

  10. March TBA.: Council Reflections Award Ceremony

  11. May: Continue to promote the theme for next year. It can be a summer project!

Links and Forms

TX PTA Arts in Education training can be found here.

Reflections 1st Delegate Meeting Flyer 2019-2020 (pdf)

2019-2020 Reflections theme flyer – English (pdf)

2019-2020 Reflections theme flyer – English (word)

2019-2020 Reflections theme flyer – Spanish (pdf)

2019-2020 Reflections theme flyer – Spanish (word)

The Reflections theme for the 2020-2021 was I Matter Because...

The Reflections theme for the 2019-2020 school year was

Congratulations to the 2020 Texas PTA Reflections winners from NEISD schools!

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