Hope and Justice art competition


The African American Heritage Trail of Martha’s Vineyard announced a competition for all Island students responding to the theme of “Hope and Justice”, according to a press release.


History says don’t hope

On this side of the grave

But then, once in a lifetime

The longed for tidal wave

Of justice can rise up

And hope and history rhyme.


Students may work in any medium to express their ideas and thoughts about hope and justice. Whether the work is electronic or a physical project or painting, it should be photographed and the photograph sent to the African American Heritage Trail. In keeping with the social isolation policy, students only need send photographs of their work. Students should include their name and age with their photograph and a brief paragraph describing their work and what they would like the judges to know about it.

The competition is divided into two groups: ages 8 -13 and ages 14-18. A panel of judges will select one work in each age category to receive an award of $100 and two honorable mentions, each to receive $50.


Entries should be sent to lightingthetrail@gmail.com. The closing date for entries is Friday, April 10, 2020.