Mitchell Elementary PTA

Every Child. One Voice – Golden, Colorado

PTA Reflections



It’s Time To Get Creative!

This year’s theme is: “Within Reach”

Welcome to the world of Reflections!  Reflections is a National PTA Arts Contest that gives students the opportunity to express themselves in any of the following areas:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Visual Arts  (drawing, painting, sculpture,  etc.)
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Video Production

Every submission needs to be the ORIGINAL work of only ONE student, and must follow PTA Reflections Rules along with completing & attaching the Entry Form to the back of the artwork.

Additional general information can be found at the Jeffco PTA reflections website at:

It is important to review the rules – there have been changes this year – only one entry per student per category, including changes to the photography rules (updated size requirements & photo montages are discouraged).

Just for Parents: This program is age based, and should be age appropriate. A student’s best work may include crooked lines or misspelled words. Give them feedback, but please be sure that their final effort is truly their own work of art.

All the pieces submitted will be displayed at the school. Entries will be judged in their age categories, K-2, 3-5, and awarded entries will compete in the County, State or National PTA contests. An awards reception will be held at Mitchell on October 25th

As a supporter of the arts, Mitchell PTA wants to give our students the opportunity to express themselves and their talents in as many ways as possible!

Registration deadline is 9/25, Registration is NOW CLOSED.

All pieces must be submitted no later than Friday, October 6th. A volunteer will be outside the office the morning of October 6th to collect artwork, and a bin will be in the office for artwork during the week of October 3-5 for artwork that cannot be dropped off on Friday.

Please make sure the Entry Form is attached to the artwork to enable identification of the artist & their work.

Also – if you have registered and need to purchase your Showpaks – Click Here!

Showpaks are PTA approved (but NOT required) for display of the artwork and include a black mat (11×14 or 12×16), a backboard for mounting, and a clear plastic sheath to protect the art. At $3 each, they’re a good deal to give artwork a finished presentation.

Please contact Tracy Youse @ with any questions

Feel free to connect to Sign Up Genius and  volunteer to help out.