UScellar Kicks Off 16th Annual Black History Month Art Contest

UScellar kicks off its 16th Annual Black History Month Art Contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia.

UScellular and the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Virginia are kicking off their 16th annual Black History Month art contest. To enter the contest, Boys & Girls Club members are encouraged to create original artwork depicting influential Black STEM icons. These may include historical figures, world leaders, scientists, and educators who have made vital contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Ten Boys & Girls Club finalists will be chosen by Club representatives based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of subject matter, and overall impression. The finalists’ artwork will be displayed digitally in select stores, and from February 1-28, anyone 18 and older is invited to vote for their favorite art online.

The top three vote winners will be announced in March. UScellar’s Network of Black Associates resource group is funding this year’s prizes, which include $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third.

“Once again, we are thrilled to work with the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Virginia on this annual contest to celebrate Black History Month and spotlight talented youth in our community,” said Nakeita Stewart, director of sales and operations for UScellar in the Middle. -Atlantic. “We look forward to seeing the imaginative and inspiring artwork Club members create as they learn more about the important contributions Black STEM icons have made to our world.”

A recent UScellular survey1 revealed that nearly half of students don’t know enough about the opportunities a STEM education would provide, and the same number think there isn’t enough racial diversity in the STEM workforce. UScellar is focused on addressing the gaps in STEM and connecting tomorrow’s innovators with the resources they need today to help shape their future opportunities.

Since 2009, the company has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and tech items to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information on UScellor’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please visit

No purchase required. Underage entrants must have parental consent to participate in the Contest. Official contest rules, including full entry details and finalist and winner selection criteria/voting, are available upon request via email at [email protected]

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About UScellular

UScellar is the fourth largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing nationwide network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based operator provides a robust and reliable network backed by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance the lives of consumers, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has committed to providing hotspots and service to help connect up to 50,000 young people to the reliable Internet. In addition, UScellor has protected the price of all of its plans, promising not to increase prices until at least the end of 2023. To learn more about UScellor, visit one of its retail stores or For the latest news, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For 160 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has provided a safe place for children and teens to learn and grow. The clubs offer caring adult mentoring, fun friendships, and high-impact youth development programs every day during critical hours outside of school. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Nearly 5,000 Clubs serve more than 3.6 million youth through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and Native lands across the country, serving military families at BGCA-affiliated youth centers on US military installations around the world. The national headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.