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    March 01, 2019
    Contact: Kimberlee McHugh, Director of Marketing 508548‐5011 Ext. 306, kmchugh@steamshipauthority.com

    The Steamship Authority Accepting 2019 Art Contest Entries “Sail into Imagination”

    Local K‐12 Students Invited to Submit Original Artwork Inspired by Steamship Authority Ferries

    (Falmouth, MA – March 1, 2019) – The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (SSA), with ports in Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven, is accepting entries for its annual art contest for students in grades K‐12 living in the SSA’s constituent communities. Students living on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket and in Barnstable, Fairhaven, Falmouth, and New Bedford are invited to participate. Thirteen prize winners will be selected and the winning artwork will be showcased in a 2020 calendar, as well as displayed on the SSA’s website
    and exhibited on board SSA ferries.

    The contest theme “Sail into Imagination” was conceived of to encourage students to share their vision of traveling aboard SSA ferries and to inspire artistic interpretations of growing up by the sea.

    “We have really enjoyed seeing the innovative art entries for the past three years,” said Robert Davis, general manager of the SSA. “Each artist brings a fresh perspective to traveling on our ferries and we are looking forward to another creative collection for our 2020 calendar.”

    The contest has a new opportunity for students to win this year. All students who submit original artwork during the contest timeframe, will be entered into one grand‐prize drawing of a 3‐park combo pass for a family of four to the Cape Cod Inflatable Park in Yarmouth, Massachusetts. All artwork/contestant entries have the same chance of winning this grand‐prize.

    As in past years, in addition to having their art displayed in the calendar and on SSA ferries, all 13 winners will be awarded a $100 gift card for passenger travel aboard a SSA ferry and will receive an invitation to attend the official art unveiling reception hosted by the SSA this July.

    Entries submitted by U.S. Mail may be directed to the SSA’s Marketing Department at 509 Falmouth Road, Suite 1C, Mashpee, MA 02649.

    Entries may be hand‐delivered at any SSA terminal on or before April 30, 2019, but they must be clearly marked: Steamship Authority Art Contest, ATTN: Kimberlee McHugh, Marketing Department.

    All entries delivered to SSA terminals or submitted via US Mail must include a hard copy of the contest entry form/release and must be received by SSA on or before April 30, 2019.

    For official contest rules, entry instructions or to download a Contest Entry/Release Form, visit:

    About the Steamship Authority

    The Steamship Authority is the largest ferry service to the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from Cape Cod. We offer the lowest fares and the most frequent daily departures for passengers, automobiles, groups and trucks. Martha’s Vineyard ferries depart from Woods Hole and Nantucket ferries depart from Hyannis. Our seasonal high-speed passenger ferry, the M/V Iyanough, gets you to Nantucket, dock-to-dock, in just an hour. The Steamship Authority – The Way To Go to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
    Kimberlee McHugh, Director of Marketing
    (508) 548-5011