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  • Cedar Rapids, IA 52410


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1380 60th Street NE #10634
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410


Phone: (319) 573-0049

Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

9 am - 11 am

Inquiries (phone or e-mail) will be answered/returned during these business hours.  


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PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.

Each year a new theme is selected from student submissions.  If you would like to submit an entry for the 2019-2020 Reflections Theme Contest, click here.  Deadline to submit an entry for the Reflections theme Contest to Iowa PTA is November 27, 2017.


For information on participating in the Reflections program as a Local PTA, please read on.  Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-2018 theme:  

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 2018 Call for Reflections Submissions (click to watch YouTube video)

To participate, contact your Local/Iowa PTA for official program rules and deadlines. Students must participate through a Local PTA to be considered and may choose one or more of the available arts categories: 

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Dance Choreography Dance Choreography
Film Production Film Production
Literature Literature
Music Composition Music Composition
Photography Photography
Visual Arts Visual Arts


The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections!! 


Getting Started (link to NPTA Reflections Toolkit)

Register your PTA for Reflections 



Iowa PTA State Reflections Forms

Local Leader’s Guide                             NEW!! Promotional Ideas/Flyers

Local PTA Participation Form                          Local PTA Leader Entry Online Instructions



Student Entry Information and Rules

2017-18 Reflections Official Rules IA                   2017-18 Student Entry Form

2017-18 Reflections Student Packet Fillable                                                         


All local unit leaders and participating students are responsible for reading and understanding the Rules that apply to their artwork.



-        State Reflections entries will be accepted through Monday, January 29, 2018All local PTA entries that qualify for state judging should be mailed to Liz Mink, Iowa PTA Reflections Chair, 1239 2nd Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732.

-   All entries must be accompanied by a signed, completed entry form. Detailed submission instructions are included in the Local Leaders Guide. Recommended entry deadline for Local PTA's is at least 2 weeks prior to state deadline to allow time for judging, local recognition, and shipping to state office.

-        Local PTA Chairs will be notified of State judging results by March 1, 2018. State winners will be notified by the Iowa Reflections Chair and invited to attend the Awards Ceremony.

-        Winning State artwork will be displayed and awards presented during the Iowa State Convention in Cedar Rapids in April, 2018. Unclaimed awards will be sent to local units to distribute to those students unable to attend the ceremony. Top award winning artwork may need to be sent to National PTA for judging.


For questions or more information, contact Liz Mink, your Iowa Reflections Chair, at l This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 563-249-2872.


Congratulations to the 2016-17 Reflections National Awardees from Iowa!!!


Award of Excellence to Emma Nunez, Pleasant View Elementary PTA - PVCSD.

 Award of Merit to Elizabeth McVey, Pleasant Valley Jr High PTA and

                                     Lucy Lucas, North Polk West Elementary PTA and

                                     Celia Brown, Pleasant View Elementary PTA - PVCSD.    

 Click here to see the 2016-17 full list


Congratulations to the 2015-16 Reflections National Awardees from Iowa!!!


There were 4 Iowa awardees out of the nearly 300,000 entries received at National PTA.


Award of Excellence to Elyse Logan, Clinton HS PTSA and 

                                     Miranda Miller, Pleasant Valley JH PTA.

 Award of Merit to Jacqueline Fashimpaur, Cedar Rapids Washington HS PTA.

 Honorable Mention to Gretchen Highberger, Hopewell Elem PTA - PVCSD.


Click here to see the 2015-16 full list.