MGED Announces the Winners of the Solar Community Image Contest

Awards for Grand Prize, Runner Up and Honorable Mention selected from art by area students

MGED Solar Community banner

Middleborough, April 19, 2018 – In March, Middleborough Gas and Electric Department asked students in grades 3 through 8 to submit their original artwork representing MGED’s new Solar Community program for an art contest. MGED received 69 entries from area schools and young artists shared their idea of what solar energy in our community looks like to them. The winning images will help spread the news about MGED’s Solar Community projects to customers for years to come.

The entries have been on display in the administrative office on South Main Street where staff and customers helped us to narrow down the entries to the top ten. These ten drawings were viewed by the MGED Board of Commissioners who chose the three winning entries at last night’s April Commission meeting.

We’re pleased to announce that the winners are:

Grand Prize:                       Helena Toomey, Grade 3, Henry B. Burkland SchoolGrand Prize Winner







Runner Up:                        Ryan Ferioli, Grade 5, Mary K. Goode SchoolRunner Up Winner








Honorable Mention:        Lily Elder, Grade 7, Tiger Nichols SchoolHonorable Mention Winner


The Grand Prize winner will have her art featured on a tote bag which will be given to each MGED Solar Community participant.  MGED will adapt the winning artwork for our program information materials, and the three framed drawings will be displayed in the lobby of the Philander Washburn House.  At a future Commission meeting, each contest winner will receive a gift card and congratulations from MGED’s Board of Gas & Electric Commissioners.

We were very excited to see the remarkably creative work of these young artists and are grateful for the support of the teachers who made this contest a success.  To show our appreciation, we’re providing these teachers with gift cards to a local art and craft store to encourage their students to keep up the great work!  We’re already planning more art competitions for the future.

Congratulations to the winners and our heart-felt thanks to everyone who participated in our MGED Solar Community art contest.