Twenty teenage Vineyard artists, photographers, sculptors and poets have earned recognition in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing awards.

Amber Medeiros won top honors for photo titled Fairy Tales Aren't Real. — Amber Medeiros

The annual competition honors art students in grades seven through 12 from around the state, and students at the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School and Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School often make a strong showing. This year there were more than 15,000 art submissions and 2,500 writing entries. Fifty judges evaluated the creative work based on originality, technical skill and personal vision.

Vineyard students won 26 awards, including seven gold keys, the highest honor. Charter school student Astrid Tilton earned a gold key for her art portfolio. Gold key winners from the high school are Thomas Irwin for his art portfolio, and Elizabeth Dourian, Amber Medeiros, Pia Ohlsen, Lia Potter and Opal Wortmann for photography.

The gold key winners’ work will be exhibited at Education First in Boston in March, and the pieces will go on to a national competition in New York city.

Six students received silver key honors. They were Rya Baird, Isabelle Crawford, Olivia Knight, Maggie Mayhew, and Kayla Oliver for photography and Courtney Howell for art portfolio.

Several students also received honorable mentions: Margaret Joba-Woodruff, two honorable mentions in painting and one in poetry; Ava Thors, drawing and illustration; Thomas Irwin, ceramics and glass; Donald O’Shaughnessy, two honorable mentions in ceramics and glass; Rya Baird, Astoria Hall, Emma Herrick, and Opal Wortmann, photography; and Pia Bonneau and Dayanna Middleton, digital art.

Vineyard award winners will also be on display in the regional high school library conference room for the month of March.

View more of the winning artwork.