Winners announced for 2017-18 Island Book Cover art contest

This year's contest theme was “Favorite Island Event.” - MV Chamber of Commerce

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2017-18 Island Book Cover art contest. All sixth graders were invited to submit their creations for this year’s theme, “Favorite Island Event.”

According to a press release, selecting and using the artwork of Island schoolchildren is a decades-old tradition, and is just one of the ways the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce’s commitment to Island children is highlighted (the chamber also offers the Jim Lambert Memorial Scholarship through its Charitable Fund). The following winners were chosen:

Madeleine Bengtsson, Oak Bluffs School, “O.B. Tree Lighting”

Alana Nevin, Tisbury School, “March to the Sea”

Henry Redfield, West Tisbury School, “Vineyard Events Collage”

Jocelyn Baliunas, Oak Bluffs School, “O.B. Fireworks in Ocean Park”

Paige Anderson, Edgartown School, “Illumination Night”

Matti-Lyn Ann Floyd, Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, “M.V. Fishing Derby”

Each winner will receive their artwork framed with a copy of the 2017-18 Island Book cover, in addition to having his or her entry appear in the Island Book, a production of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce.

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. Anyone needing large amounts of Island Books is encouraged to get them at the chamber office.