The 2020 Reflections theme is "Look Within"

Entry Forms and Rules

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry form.

Student Program Rules English | Spanish
Student Entry Form   English | Spanish


Deadline for submissions varies from school to school. Ask your school Reflections chairperson for YOUR deadline. 

Important dates for local ptas

*Each school sets its own deadline allowing suficient time for judging before the Council deadline below.*

Monday, November 18: Spreadsheet with the top 20% of entries from your school must be emailed to Council Reflections chair.

Wednesday, December 4: Drop off advancing entries (top 20%) at RRHS for Council level judging event that evening. PLEASE HELP COUNCIL FIND VOLUNTEERS AND JUDGES FOR THIS EVENT. SHARE THIS SIGN UP.

Thursday, December 5: (8 am-noon): Pick up judged art from RRHS

Monday, February 10, 7:00PM: Council Awards Ceremony at Cedar Ridge HS Performing Arts Center

Reflections Judging in Seven Easy Steps (from Texas PTA

Step One: Identify and recruit Volunteers and judges to help you with your Reflections program. Remember that it's best to have judges who are not closely affiliated with your campus. [Tip for Finding Judges: Local Rec Centers and Independent Living programs often have art classes for seniors.  Setting up your school's art in conjunction with one of these classes (with lemon squares and iced tea on the side) is a win-win!  Older adults with an interest in the arts love seeing the kid's art, and are both qualified and thrilled to act as judges.]

Step Two: Verify eligibility of all entries received, including National PTA arts category rules and Texas PTA membership requirements. It's important to be proactive in working with families to resolve any eligibility concerns prior to judging.  

Step Three: Host your Reflections judging. Guidelines and suggested Scorecards are available for download. Council PTAs and Regional Coordinators should follow these judging Guidelines.

Step Four: Download and complete the Advancing Entry SpreadsheetEmail it to

Step Five:  Following your judging, complete the Local PTA Participation Summary 

Step Six:  Advance entries to next round of judging by the published deadline.

Step Seven: Celebrate your students and Volunteers! Themed ribbons and certificates may be purchased through Texas PTA's online market. Download a Certificate Template for easier printing! 


Resources for Local Reflections chairs

2020 National PTA Reflections Flyer in English and Spanish

2020 National PTA Reflections Call for Entries Video

The Local Leader's Guide (Spanish) from National PTA 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.

Take National PTA's 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.

See the National PTA Reflections page and Texas PTA Reflections page for more local leader information. 

A full set of promo posters has been delivered to your PTA!  A big thank you to RRISD Print Services for running and distributing all these posters! Download PDFs and JPEGs of the posters below.

 Reflections 2019 Main Poster                                   

  Reflections 2019 Main Poster PDF                  Photography PDF



  Dance 1 PDF                                                   Dance 2 PDF



  Film 1 PDF                                                      Film 2 JPEG  PDF



  Literature 1 PDF                                              Literature 2 PDF



  Music 1 PDF                                                    Music 2 PD



  Visual Arts 1 PDF                                            Visual Arts 2 PDF