Annual Art Contest

Every year, Blanchard Memorial School fourth grade students are invited to design art that illustrates native animals, insects, or habitats of Boxborough.  With the guidance of  their art teacher, the children create an original piece of art work.

BCTrust awards a first, second, and third place, and sometimes honorable mentions. The award-winning work is then printed as a t-shirt and becomes a source of great pride for the students, their families, and the school.

In this way, the BCTrust fosters a sense of community  between the school and town, bridges the generations, and encourages our youngest citizens to take pride in and protect the natural beauty of Boxborough.

Spring 2023 contest winners are: Aquinna Caprara (Blanding’s turtle), Sadie Harris (metamorphosis), and Aine Brady and Ella Roland (snake/multiple amphibians and reptiles). Thank you to this year’s contest coordinator, Soojin Erikson and judge Becca Edson, and especially Brittany Martinez, Blanchard art teacher!


Spring 2022 contest winners were: Evelyn Napolitano (pond), Eila Nelson (deer), and Briella Bloomberg (mushrooms). Thank you to our Art Contest Coordinator, Nicole Bouchard-Tejeiro and her team of judges (Megan Connor, Palmer Moore, Melissa MacGillvray, and Anne McNeece) and Blanchard Art Teacher Brittany Martinez. The theme was “Traces of Nature Surround Us.”


In the Spring 2021 contest, four winners exemplified the theme “Protect Pollinators!” with their beautiful artwork!

Award-winning 4th Grade Artists: Hanna Bialowolska, Kiley Lyons (L to R, top row), and Cate Warrington and Isla Weir (L to R, bottom row)



Here are winning designs from past years: