Winners of the Yellow Flag and Fingal County Council Anti-Racism Art Compeition Announced

The winners of the Yellow Flag Programme and Fingal County Council Anti-Racism poster competition have today been announced

The competition, which was supported by Fingal County Council and the Yellow Flag Programame asked young people to create a poster to show what anti-racism means to them, had over 179 entries from schools and youth groups across the country.

Over the course of Anti-Racism Month, 2023, young people were asked to consider what the term ‘anti-racism’ means to them.

In first place was Yaroslava Fesak. Yaroslava is a second year student at St Mary’s College in Naas, County Kildare.

Coming in at second place was Sarah Ward, aged 15 from the Youth Advocate Programme in Finglas.

In third and final place, was a an oil painting by Sarah McKeown, aged 15 from Bailieborough Community School in Cavan.

The winners of the competition were chosen by the Yellow Flag Programme’s National Coordinator Sian Abraham Long, the Development Worker Jenny Hayden, and Yellow Flag Steering Committee member Mary Cassidy.

The prizes for the winners are a €100 voucher for first place, €50 voucher for second place, and €25 voucher for the Art & Hobby Shop.

We would like to again congratulate our amazing winners and thank all who participated in the competition.

Taking first place is 2nd year student, Yaroslaava Fesak’s sketch entitled ‘Colour Doesn’t Matter’

Illustration by Sarah Ward, aged 15 shows a girl with various identities . Sarah’s theme was ‘we are one’    

An elaborate oil painting by Grace McKeown entitled ‘We Are Beautiful’