UScellular and the Boys & Girls Club of Blue Ridge are kicking off their 8th annual Black History Month Art Contest. To participate in the contest, Boys & Girls Club members are encouraged to create original pieces of artwork representing influential Black STEM icons. These can include historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators who have made vital contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering and math.
Ten finalists from Boys & Girls Club will be chosen by Club representatives based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. The finalists’ artwork will be digitally displayed in select stores, and from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, anyone 18 and older is invited to vote for their favorite art online.
The top three vote-getters will be announced in March. UScellular’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.
“We are once again thrilled to work with the Boys & Girls Club of Blue Ridge on this annual contest to celebrate Black History Month and highlight the talented youth in our community,” said Nakeita Stewart, director of sales and operations for UScellular in the Mid-Atlantic. “We look forward to seeing the imaginative and inspirational artwork that Club members create as they learn more about the important contributions Black STEM icons have made in our world.”
A recent UScellular survey revealed that almost half of students don’t know enough about the opportunities a STEM education would afford and the same amount think there isn’t enough racial diversity in the STEM workforce. UScellular is focused on addressing 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 technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to https://newsroom.uscellular.com/community/.
No Purchase Necessary. Entrants who are minors 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 by email request to USCDLMediaRelations@uscellular.com.
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