Rainbow pictures: and the winner is...

by Leeds Building Society

Sending hope from our family to yours

We know it’s been a strange few weeks. But we’ve also seen communities pulling together to offer each other hope – and we think it’s important to celebrate that.

That’s why we asked our colleagues and their children to grab their pens, pencils and paints, and create their own rainbow-themed masterpieces. We wanted to find one special design to display in our branches, to help put a smile on people’s faces.

Choosing the winner

We had some fantastic entries, so we asked Leeds-based illustrator and mural artist Nathan Evans to help us pick a winner. We’re delighted to announce that he chose this rainbow, by six-year-old Isla and her mum, Hayley.

Rainbow picture with smiley sun and cloud

Nathan said, “The design makes me feel so happy! I love the sun and the cloud and how cheeky they both look. They look very kind and it reminds me of all the people who are being kind to each other”.

Well said, Nathan. We couldn’t agree more!

Artist choosing the winning entry on his computer screen

And there's more...

We received so many beautiful rainbow pictures, we couldn’t help sharing a few more. Here are some others we enjoyed. 

Thank you, key workers

These entries show how grateful we are to our NHS and key workers.

One picture of rainbow stripes and #NHS, one picture of a rainbow with NHS in blue hearts

Staying positive

We love the hopeful messages in these pictures.

One picture of a rainbow saying "there is a rainbow of hope at the end of every storm", one picture of a rainbow saying "be a rainbow in someone else's cloud"

Thinking outside the box

Some of the entries gave the rainbow theme a creative twist.

One picture of coloured wooden blocks arranged like a rainbow, one banner saying "thank you", dotted with rainbow colours

Safety first

These pictures show how important it is to keep ourselves and others safe.

One picture of a rainbow and clouds saying "stay home" and "save lives", one picture of a rainbow with "stay safe" written underneath

Smiles all round

What better way to spread positivity than with smiley faces?

One picture of a smiley face made of a rainbow, the sun and moon, the earth and a mouth, one picture of a rainbow with smiley faces in the background

We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved in our rainbow picture competition. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!


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