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Black History Month Art Competition Winner – “I felt I was going to be famous!”

Our Black History Month Art Challenge which encouraged primary school students to create a piece of artwork to display a powerful anti-racist message opened earlier this month, and after 18 incredible entries, we have ourselves a winner!

Our Black History Month Art Competition winner is primary school student, Luther! His mesmerising piece powerfully conveys an anti-racist message by boldly combining the Black History Month colours (black, red, yellow and green) with the Palace badge and fist front and centre.

Luther’s winning art piece

Here’s what Luther had to say about his piece and winning the competition:

“I felt amazing and I felt I was going to be famous! I used a ruler and a pencil, I drew all different kinds of shapes, squares and circles, then I coloured them all in green black yellow and red. Then I cut out a fist and put it in the middle, and put the Palace badge on the fist.

It took me hours, about half of the whole day! Being at Selhurst Park is amazing and it’s very, very cool!”

The judging panel, which consisted of club representatives, had the tough job of choosing between 18 amazing entries, but Luther’s powerfully bold piece clinched it in the end. To thank and reward him for his effort, the club gave Luther the chance to watch the Palace squad warm up from the side of the pitch ahead of the game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and get a photo with our legendary mascots Pete and Alice!

We would like to thank everybody for entering the art challenge. It was a really tough decision to choose the winner, but every entry was a fantastic representation of our community and displays how together, we are committed to celebrating diversity, fostering unity and using art as a powerful tool for change.

For more information about our work in primary schools, head here.

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