Coordinating Your Reflections Contest



2017 – 18  Reflections Theme:  “Within Reach”

Local School Coordinators must submit winners to their Regional Reflections Chairs NO LATER THAN December 15, 2017.

* Some Chairs may have earlier deadlines, please be sure to check with your 

Regional Reflections Chair (see list below) for Due Dates and Important Info!*

Regional Reflections Chairs must submit winning entries (1 per age division/category) to the

State Reflections Chair NO LATER THAN January 30, 2018. Regional Chairs must submit entries by using the online portal.


1. Getting Started

Within Reach Call for Entries Flyer2. Promote Your Program

  • Distribute your Entry Form, 17-18 Reflections Official Rules and communicate your school’s deadlines to students, teachers and school staff (note: entries must be submitted to your region chair by December 15th – give yourself enough time to collect and judge entries as well as prepare them for regional submission. We recommend making your school deadline for submissions prior to Thanksgiving break.)

3. Organize Artwork for Judging

  • Collect and qualify submissions by category and division.
  • Provide instructions to your judges using this template Reviewer’s Packet.
  • Collect scores, rank submissions and assign awards by category and division.


Reflections Celebration Guide4. Celebrate Your Participants

5. Wrap Up and Report Program Success

  • Thank school staff, community partners, judges and volunteers using this Thank-you Letter for Volunteers.
  • Complete an short online survey to report your success (Coming soon!)

Questions? Contact your state PTA for state program instructions, deadlines and award announcements.




Proud Sponsors of National PTA’s Reflections Program

Park West Foundation



Questions? Contact the following Reflections chairs:

Region 1:  Heidi Reasor

Region 2:  Alexis Morgan

Region 3: Stephanie Glancey

Region 4:  Stephanie Glancey

Region 5:  Mary-Kae Ryner

Region 6:  Mary-Kae Ryner

Region 7:  Erin McCandless

Region 8:  Jennifer Prudhomme

Region 9:  Ophelie Montgomery

State:  Erin McCandless

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