The Vineyard Conservation Society has announced the winners of its annual Art of Conservation student competition. Students from Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School, Falmouth Academy and several town schools earned awards.

First place prizes were awarded to Maddie Chronister and Mya O’Neill for photography, Morgan Scanlon for painting and Spencer Pogue for poetry. Special distinctions were also awarded to Olivia Schroeder and Isa Merriam for photography, and Crystal Zheng for digital composition.

For the first time, the annual contest was open to middle school students as well. First place winners are Sylvi Carroll and Tasman Strom (photography) and special distinction winners  are Emily MacMillan (drawing), Tayla BenDavid and Isabella Silva (painting), Cameron Johnson (painting/photography), Jenna Hathaway (photography), Lulu White (poetry) and Elliot Stead (music).

The full exhibition, including Elliot’s instrumental Corona Blues, is posted at