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LAPTA Contests

LAPTA has wonderful and fun contests for Local PTA Units. Kiki's Red Ribbon Poster Contest emphasizes drug prevention. The Reflections Theme Search for 2025-26 needs students to submit original theme ideas. The Reflections Program has all details at

The Louisiana Seymore D’Fair Foundation celebrates their Kiki Red Ribbon Week School Celebration 2023 with the theme “I’m Better Drug-Free.” For this contest students create a drawing on regular 8½ X 11 white paper that illustrates the “I’m Better Drug-Free” theme. Local PTA Units can pick three winners per Grade Category: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-6) and Special Artist Category (students of all ages with an ADA Section 504). 

Kiki's Red Ribbon Poster Contest 

Deadline: October 20, 2023
Announced: October 30, 2023
Quantity Offered: 9

Help pick the theme that will spark fun and creativity for a future National PTA Reflections program. The theme will inspire students to create works of art in six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Past themes and duplicate submissions will not be considered. The past list of themes can be found at the bottom of the submission form page linked below.

2025-26 Reflections Theme Contest

Deadline: November 17, 2023
Announced: November 30, 2023
Quantity Offered: 5

National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts, which boosts student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art. This 50+ year old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful. The Reflections theme is I am Hopeful Because…” To learn more, go to to enter and see full rules.

Reflections Program Contest

Deadline: January 22, 2024
Announced: March 1, 2024
Quantity Offered: MANY!

LAPTA Toolkit: Awards, Grants, & Contests

Scroll through the PDF Viewer or download the entire Awards, Grants, & Contests Toolkit as a Word File or PDF. 


168  Awards, Grants, and Contests Summary

169  Monthly Membership Challenges

169  Annual Membership Awards

170  Red Ribbon Drug-Free Poster Contest

171  Reflections Theme Search Contest

172  Reflections Program

173  Outstanding PTA Newsletter Award

174  Advocacy Award for Local PTA Units

175  Advocacy Award for Students

176  Volunteer of the Year Award

177  Mentor-a-PTA Award

178  Apply for National PTA Grants

178  Louisiana PTA Grants

178  Top Grant Writing Tips

179  $750 Literacy Grant Application

180  $750 Healthy Minds Grant Application

181  $500 LAPTA Day of Service Grant Application

182  $500 Creative Teacher Grant Application

2022 Safety Poster Winners:

Primary Category

Intermediate Category

Special Artist Category

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