The Reflections Program was established in 1969 by the National PTA. Since that time, more than 10 million students have participated in this annual program.
The PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. A theme is given and students can submit work in one of the categories. Participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's goal. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning is not the emphasis.
Young artists may submit an entry in any of the six arts areas listed below. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Only original works of art are accepted. It does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home. Only individual, original works of art are accepted. No group projects are allowed. Once judged at the local level, the winners go on to the council and/or district judging. Those winners go to the Illinois PTA to receive recognition.
The six arts areas for each category are listed below.
Entries are due in November and all entries will be submitted electronically! Please stay tuned for more information on contact free submission.
Rules for each categories are linked below. Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.
*If you haven’t already, join the PTA. More than half of your membership fee goes to IL PTA, but the other portion is used for Field. Joining the PTA does not obligate you to do anything, it just ensures you stay informed!
*Support our fundraisers. 96% of our funding comes from fundraisers, like the ones below:
*Winter Wonderfest: This is a family-style carnival with games and prizes. Funds are raised with tickets, and raffles. Usually held after the new year.
*Square 1 Art: These are art projects done in school that you can then purchase on a mug, keychain, or other keepsake. More information coming soon.
*Mom’s Night Out: This is a $10 donation made to reduce other “sales calls” throughout the year and allow moms to meet and get to know one another in a casual setting.
*Support our incentive programs. This includes Eat & Earn opportunities at local restaurants.
* Give your time. Throughout the year, we’ll be sending information and links on how you can get involved in the school. These opportunities are a fun way to make a connection with yourchild’s school.
Help us light up the Field School neighborhood this December by participating in our 1st annual "Twinkle Tour"! By making a donation, families will have their home placed on a map to be judged in various categories - every Field family will be able to vote for their favorite decorated houses and prizes will be awarded to the winners.