The Vineyard's young artists were lauded again this year at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing competition, with 26 Island students earning awards in the annual contest.

Olivia Knight won Gold Key for eight-piece portfolio titled Behind the Masks. — Olivia Knight

Twenty students from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School received awards, five students from Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, and one student from Falmouth Academy.

Five regional high school students earned Gold Keys, the top honor in the annual competition. Senior Olivia Knight was honored for her 12-piece art portfolio, Behind the Masks, and senior Ava Thors earned a gold key for her painting Fight for Intangible Reason. Senior Isabella Chimes was honored for her personal essay/memoir The Garden. Two freshmen were honored for their photographs: Emily Gazzaniga for Papa’s Daily Crossword and Davin Tackabury for White Water.

Charter school junior Autumn Richards won a gold key for the painting Under Pressure and eighth-grader Hannah Hagen earned a gold key for drawing and illustration for The Terminal Dragon.

The Gold Key work will be exhibited at a gallery in Boston in March and will go on to the national competition in New York city this spring. Since 1923, the Scholastic awards program has honored students in seventh through 12th grade in 29 categories. The program gives students the chance to earn scholarships and have their work exhibited or published.

Several regional high school students also received silver keys for photography: senior Elizabeth Dourian for her photo titled Grace; junior Opal Wortmann for What Could Have Been; sophomore Higor Motta for T.I.M.I.D.; freshman Molly Baldino for Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall; and freshman Tianna Rambonga for Screaming. Isabella Chimes earned a silver key for her essay, Grace.

Emily Gazzaniga earned Gold Key for Papa's Daily Crossword. — Emily Gazzaniga

Sophomore Leah Littlefield, a West Tisbury resident who attends Falmouth academy, received a Silver Key in poetry for Saltwater, as well as an honorable mention in flash fiction for Remember?

Seventeen other students also received honorable mentions. From the high school, senior Nicholas Chapman received the award for his eight-piece art portfolio, Mother Nature, and senior Emma Baldino was honored for her eight-piece art portfolio, Releve. Senior Donald O’Shaughnessy earned two honorable mentions in the ceramics category for his pottery, and senior Patrick Best in digital art for Blue Period Self-Portrait. Sophomore Nolan Pavlik was honored in animation for Among the Shadows.

From the charter school junior Marshall Davison was honored in digital art for MV Ag Fair 2016 Mini World, Hannah Hagen in comic art for The Little Soldier, and senior Avery Miner for art portfolio for Board Designs. Junior Lily Tilton received honorable mentions in painting for Nude Study and mixed media for Boobs.

Several high school students earned honorable mentions in photography: senior Ava Thors for Bradford Beaver Yogi; senior Lena Hanschka for Mom Meets Dad; junior Alexis Hughes for Sternocleidomastoid; freshman Thea Keene for Bubble Man; freshman Kya Maloney for Raked; freshman Davin Tackabury for Children Crossing, and freshman Emily Gazzaniga for Seahorse of Sengekontacket. In poetry, an honorable mention went to senior Savanna Aiello for Adieu.

More photos of winning artwork.