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Reflections Program for Leaders


Click here for a list of 2022 WSPTA Reflections winners.

Thank you for volunteering to host a Reflections® program!

Reflections® is a National PTA and Washington State PTA arts recognition program for students in grades pre-K through 12. The program is structured for PTAs to celebrate and recognize students at the local, council, state, and national levels. All PTAs/PTSAs in good standing may sponsor the program. Students may only submit entries through a PTA/PTSA. Parent groups not affiliated with the National PTA are not eligible to sponsor this program.

Councils are required, per the WSPTA Standards of Affiliation agreement, to offer a Reflections® program for their local PTAs.

The due date for Reflections entries to be received by the WSPTA office for councils and non-council local PTAs was January 21, 2022. Local PTAs that are part of a council will need to submit by their council’s designated due date.

Program chairs of non-council PTAs and councils can access the submission form here. Local PTAs that are part of a council should contact their council for the requirements to enter their PTA’s submissions. To help explain the process, check out the Submission Instructions for Leaders document and register to attend the Reflections Q&A session taking place on January 10, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

QUESTIONS?

Contact the WSPTA Reflections Chair: reflections@wastatepta.org

Click here to see National PTA’s 2021 Reflections Call for Entries video.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the online process required?

Local PTAs and councils can host their program in person or virtual, but all state submissions will be virtual using the new submission system. Information will be available about the new submission system later this fall.

When and where do I submit entries?

Each council sets its own deadlines. Contact your council to find out your deadline, and where to turn in your artwork.

The due date for Reflections entries to be received by Washington State PTA for councils and non-council local PTAs:

January 21, 2022

Entries will be uploaded to an online portal by completing this form: https://bit.ly/2022Reflections.

How many entries can we submit?

Local PTA (part of a council)
Contact your council for the number of entries allowed. Each council sets their own limit for the number of pieces each local PTA may advance.

Local PTA (NOT part of a council)
Eight total entries or 10% of total entries received (whichever is greater).
Six additional special artist entries.

In addition, be aware that multi-grade level PTAs (for example K-8), may submit 8 entries for K-5th grade, 8 entries for 6-8th grade, and 8 entries for 9-12th grade.

Use the following guidelines for submission percentages (getting as close as you can based on the number of submissions you have):

Category Guidelines
Visual Arts No more than 30%
Photography No more than 20%
Literature No more than 20%
Dance, Film, and Music No more than 30%


Council PTA
The following chart shows the number of entries that may be submitted to WSPTA based on the number of PTAs participating in the Reflections program within your council:

How do I know if my PTA is part of a council?

Contact your PTA president, region director, or the WSPTA office.

Where do I find my PTA’s state and national ID numbers?

Your PTA has both a National PTA number and a WSPTA number. Your local PTA president and/or secretary can provide these numbers to you. Your National PTA number is an 8-digit number that usually starts with zero. Your WSPTA number is divided by periods in between 3 sets of numbers. For example, 2.12.123. Both numbers need to be included on the entry form. Your National PTA number can also be found at https://member.pta.org/Get-Involved/PTA-Local-Unit-Lookup. Your WSPTA number can also be found at https://www.wastatepta.org/get-involved/find-your-pta/