Reflections Info 2022-23 and Call for Theme Entries!

Explore the arts and express yourself!

MISSOURI PTA UNITS
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Program!
The deadline to advance entries to Missouri PTA for state round is December 15, 2022.

New to Reflections? Click here to learn more about this 50+ year old PTA program and the impact it brings to the students, school and community.

Thank you for making this opportunity possible for the students at your school.
The following resources have details and deadlines that are specific to Missouri units.
Many can be customized with your unit’s information. Please be sure to read these carefully.

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If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to the State Reflections Chair at reflections@mopta.org. We would love to hear from you!

Take the first steps now to a great Reflections Program!
1. Register your unit at PTA.org/Reflections
2. Outline your program’s activities and deadlines.
3. Kick it off with the Theme Search Contest!

Kick off your Reflections Program with the Reflections Theme Search Contest!
Every year, National PTA hosts the annual Reflections Theme Search Contest to select one student theme to inspire student artists as they participate in the national Reflections program. Themes are selected two years in advance. It’s easy to participate! Check out the
resources listed below. Units may submit entries to Missouri PTA by email to reflections@mopta.org by November 15, 2022.
Each state may select only five theme entries to advance to National PTA. One winning student's theme is selected by a team of National PTA volunteers based on originality and creativity. The winning student is awarded $100 and national recognition. Congratulations to Alice Meko, from Hampton Cove Elementary PTA in Alabama, the 2023-2024 Reflections theme will be I Am Hopeful Because…

Annual Theme Search Contest Resources:
 Theme Search Information Packet for Chairs
 Theme Search Entry Form (word version)
 Theme Search Form (fillable pdf)
 Social Media Images
Theme Search Facebook Post Image
Theme Search Instagram Post Image
Theme Search Twitter Post Image

Local Unit Reflections Program Resources: 
 Missouri Local Leaders Guide to Reflections
 Missouri Reflections Program Leader’s Checklist
 Fillable Student Entry Packet (fillable pdf)
 Student Entry Packet (word version)
 Student Entry Form (fillable pdf)
 Art Category Guidelines
Dance Choreography Film Production Literature
Music Composition Photography Visual Arts
 Special Artists Division Information
 Reflections Program Judge Review Packet and Criteria
 Portal Uploading Instructions (coming soon)
 PTA Reflections Celebration Event Planning Guide

Program Promotional Items: 
 General Reflections Flyer
 Show Your Voice Graphic
 Call for Entries Posters (Fillable)
8.5 x 11 11 x 17 17 x 22
 Videos
Reflections Promo Reel
Show Your Voice! Call for Entries Video
 Social Media Theme Images
Zoom Background
Facebook Post Image
Facebook Cover
Instagram Post Image
Twitter Post Image
 Category/Division Images
Compiled Category Images
Dance Choreography
Visual Arts
Photography
Music Composition
Literature
Film Production
Special Artist


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National PTA Reflections Awards Announced

National PTA has released the names of those students that are being recognized at the national level of the Reflections Program this year. Missouri PTA is proud to announce that two students from Missouri have received the National PTA Award of Excellence for their interpretation of the “I Will Change the World By” theme.  Please join us as we congratulate:

Lillia Roberson of Voy Spears Jr. Elementary PTA in Blue Springs for being recognized for her entry in Primary Music Composition, “I Can Make a Difference – 3Rs”.

Alyssa Hakan of Central High School PTSA in Springfield for being recognized for her entry “Earth Dance” in High School Dance Choreography.

As Award of Excellence recipients these students will receive a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a Silver Medal and a Certificate of Excellence from National PTA.  Their work will also be featured in the traveling exhibition.


Reflections Announcement

Missouri PTA is so proud of all of our State Reflections Award recipients! Recognizing the creative efforts of our Missouri students is of the utmost importance and while sadly we have to cancel the State Showcase in May, we are working to display the artwork digitally. We are working on the details of this new experience and will be in contact with local leaders and families as we know more and fine tune some details. Thank you to all of our participating Reflections units and to the award recipients!

Reflections is timeless and enduring and we will overcome the current challenges to bring Arts
Education to the forefront. Stay tuned for details and the announcement of the 2020-2021 theme and
logo!


Extra Time for Reflections Submissions

Missouri PTA is giving thanks for all the incredible Reflections entries! Thank you to those units who have worked hard for our Missouri artists! In the spirit of giving, Missouri PTA would like to provide a little extra time to enter Reflections artwork. Take a breath, enjoy your families, gobble till you wobble……

All Reflections artwork needs to be submitted by Friday, December 6th

Contact reflections@mopta.org if you have any questions.


Missouri PTA Reflections Announcement

Missouri PTA is proud to announce that FIVE Missouri students have received National PTA Reflections awards! These students placed First in the Missouri PTA Reflections program to qualify for the National program. Missouri PTA is continually inspired by these students! They are passionate about creativity and the importance of art! The 2018-2019 theme was “Heroes Around Me”, these students embraced this theme with powerful messages, proving that they are our Heroes.

Award of Merit – Dance Choreography
Hayley Reickard
Cordill-Mason Elementary

Award of Merit – Dance Choreography
Sasha Plowman
Bernard Campbell Middle School

Award of Merit – Music Composition
Issac Faust
Bell Prairie Elementary

Award of Excellence – Visual Arts
Ben Sephen
West Middle School

Award of Merit – Film Production
Marcus Charles “Chuck” Williams
English Landing Elementary