Steamship Authority announces winners of annual student art contest

Posted: October 11, 2023

2024 Sail Into Imagination Cover

FALMOUTH (October 11, 2023) – The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA) is pleased to announce the winners of its Eighth Annual “Sail into Imagination” art contest for students in grades Kindergarten through 12. The winning artwork will be showcased in a 2024 calendar and on board its ferries this fall and winter.

Approximately 200 students submitted original artwork inspired by the theme “Sail into Imagination,” which encourages students to celebrate our shared heritage of the sea. Students attending schools on Cape Cod, plus residents of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Fairhaven, and New Bedford, were invited to participate.

“This contest is always one of the highlights of the year for the Steamship Authority, and this year proved no exception,” said Sean F. Driscoll, communications director for the SSA. “Seeing the joy and creativity these students bring to their submissions is a delight, and I thank everyone who entered for sharing their art with us.”

Each winner will receive a $100 Steamship Authority gift card, valid for travel, parking, or on-board concessions. Also, student Enza Katharine Horenstein of Chilmark has been selected as the winner of a $150 Visa gift card in a grand prize drawing open to all entrants in the contest.

The Steamship Authority extends its sincere thanks to Sarah Johnson, executive director of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, for her assistance in judging the art submissions.

A limited quantity of calendars will be available for pickup at Steamship Authority terminals beginning November 30, 2023. Posters with winning artwork will also be displayed on board Authority vessels.

The 2024 calendar winners follow, including their name, grade, school, and the name of their artwork. To view a gallery of all the winners, please click here.

Cameron Anderson

Grade 5, Barnstable United Elementary School, Marstons Mills

Sail Into Imagination


William Barrington

Grade K, Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, Edgartown

Martha’s Vineyard Sunset


Iyla Bohan

Grade 1, Chilmark Elementary School, Chilmark

Iyla Rocks the Boat


Logan Caramanna

Grade 2, Homeschool, West Tisbury

Island Home



Vienna Carll

Grade 4, Teaticket Elementary School, East Falmouth

Sailing by the Sunset


Ella Coccoro

Grade 6, Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School, Orleans

Sail Into Imagination


Anderson (AJ) Cramer

Grade 5, Oak Bluffs Elementary School, Oak Bluffs

Sunset Crossing


Skye Dodge

Grade 6, Morse Pond School, Osterville

Ocean’s Galaxies



Tanya Evans

Grade 1, Nantucket Elementary School, Nantucket

Kitty Coming Home


Bentley Galary

Grade 4, East Fairhaven Elementary School, Fairhaven

Sail Into Imagination


Gregory Gatti

Grade 3, Teaticket Elementary School, East Falmouth

Sail Into Imagination


Isabella Kowal

Grade 7, Saint Theresa of Calcutta School, New Bedford

Mesmerizing Sea


Raphelia Matheney

Grade 5, Nantucket Intermediate School, Nantucket



Ellie Pennington

Grade 11, Martha’s Vineyard Home School, West Tisbury

Ferry From Below

Since 1960, the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority has served as the transportation lifeline to the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard year round. The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the islands and offers the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. In 2022, more than 2.9 million passengers and more than 695,000 vehicles of all sizes were transported to and from the islands. Our U.S. Coast Guard-certified crews are committed to the highest level of safety at sea while our vessels offer comfort and convenience with spacious seating, free Wi-Fi and TV on board.