Local PTA/PTSA Eligibility
Any Local PTA/PTSA that attains Active Status no later than October 31 is eligible to sponsor Reflections on their campus. PTAs who are not in Good Standing may affect students’ eligibility to receive awards from Texas PTA.
Visit the Texas PTA Standards of Continuing Affiliation page for more information about Active Status and Good Standing.
The Reflections program is open to all Texas students who meet the necessary requirements below:
Schools Supported by a Local PTA/PTSA:
- Students must attend a school with a Local PTA/PTSA that achieves Active Status no later than October 31, or students must attend a school which is defined within the service area of a community-based Local PTA/PTSA which achieves Active Status no later than October 31; and
- The student or at least one person from their primary household must be a current member of the Local PTA/PTSA where the student is participating. Each Local PTA/PTSA may determine a date by which the member must join.
Home-School Families, Virtual Schools, and Non-PTA Schools:
Students who attend a school that is not supported by a Local PTA/PTSA may participate through the Lone Star Statewide PTA, as long as the student or at least one person of their primary household is a member of this PTA no later than October 31. Learn more about Lone Star Statewide PTA and how you can join!
Eligible students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category are permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by National PTA.
Visit our 2017-2018 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from last year.
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.
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Awards and Recognition
Each level of Reflections judging will determine how and when their participating students are celebrated. Here is an outline of the awards and recognition received if the entry advances to Texas PTA and National PTA.