These regional awards are open to Massachusetts students in Grades 7–12, and are sponsored by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), in conjunction with the Boston Globe. Each year the Massachusetts arm of the program receives thousands of entries and there are over 50 judges who make hard choices based on the 3 criteria: originality, technical skill, and personal vision. These awards can be a source of considerable recognition for our students who participate.

Congratulations to all the students who prepared work to be entered and considered this year, and it is with great pleasure that we announce the following awards:

Lila, Alena, Raphael

Lila (Grade 11): Gold Key for her photograph, “Meticulous,” and Honorable Mentions for her photographs, “Ophelia” and “Holding Pattern.”

Alena (Grade 11):   Gold Key for her personal essay, “Two Places Called Home.
Read: “Two Places Called Home

Raphael  (Grade 7) for his science fiction/fantasy story, “The Wish.”
Read: “A WISH

Each year the winners of the Gold Keys in the regional competition are entered automatically for consideration in the National Awards. Last year two Hartsbrook students made it all the way to becoming national Gold Medal Winners. Good luck to our Gold Key holders this year!

Lila’s Gold Key Photo–Meticulous