The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2016-17 Island Book Cover art contest. All Island sixth graders were invited to submit their work for this year’s theme, “What’s Great About My Town,” for publication on the cover of the Island phone and business directory.
Selecting and using the artwork of Island schoolchildren is a decades-old tradition. The imaginative, creative, and colorful artwork challenged the judges with the difficult task of selecting only six entries out of 87. After much deliberation, the following artists were chosen:
Katie Freeman, “Katama Airfield,” Edgartown School
Lila Mikos, “Fireworks at Ocean Park,” Oak Bluffs School
Silas Abrams, “The Ag Fair,” West Tisbury School
Ella Oskam, “Swordfish Harpooner,” Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School
Washington Alves, “Ferry Boat,” Tisbury School
Foreste Holmes, “Gay Head Lighthouse at Aquinnah Cliffs,” Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School
Each winner will receive their artwork framed with a copy of the 2016-17 Island Book cover. This year’s Island Books are available at the Chamber of Commerce, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, and at more than 25 locations around the Island, including all banks.