The 2019-2020 Reflections Theme: "Look Within"

Refer to our timeline for quick reference. 
Local Leaders Guide:
Refer to this guide to help you out.

Submission Instructions:

• All Units must complete and submit the UNIT PARTICIPATION FORM
• You may advance one entry per category per age division.  A link will be emailed to all chairpersons for submitting entries to IUCPTA for judging.
• Complete the spreadsheet and email it to Manjula Swaminathan by October 25th. Enter information only on those entries that are advancing. Please proofread your form carefully as this will be forwarded to Fourth District and used to create labels, art cards, event programs and engraving on the awards. Categories are:
Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production: TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with the student's name, unit & council on the outside.
Literature: please place entry form in a clear sheet protector; include 2 copies and entry form.
Visual Arts: please attach entry form to the back of the artwork.
Photography: Please place photograph with entry form in a manilla envelope with student's name, unit & council on the outside. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted.
California State Specific Instructions FOR ALL ENTRIES: Students must follow state specific requirements and instructions. Label back of the entry and/or CD/flash drive:
      Example: ca.literature.primary.fabulous.joe


*****Entry requirements: Click here for official rules*****

2019 IUCPTA Reflections Training can be found under the Forms & Flyers page
All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:
  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts
Grade Divisions — Students may enter in the appropriate division for their grade:
  • Primary: Preschool-Grade 2
  • Intermediate: Grades 3-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8
  • High School: Grades 9-12
  • Special Artist: All grades welcome (see below for more information)



This year a new division of the Reflections program was introduced – the Special Artist Division. This is a non-graded division limited to students whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet the guidelines in the American Disabilities Act.

Qualifying students create their own artwork. But, they may receive non-artistic accommodation and assistance from an adult.

Students who qualify for the Special Artist Division may choose to enter in the traditional four grade divisions.

If this is the case, students will follow all general and arts category rules but may submit an entry in the grade division most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities. The student is then recognized and awarded as part of the general student population without regard to special needs or challenges.



A consent form must accompany each entry if a person's recognizable image or voice is included in the submission and can be found here. 


It can be found under the specific categories listed above.