Voting Kicks Off in UScellular, Boys & Girls Club of America Annual Black History Month Art Contest

CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Voting is now open in UScellular’s annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Club of America. Community members can vote for their favorite piece of original art online:



Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Peoria


Boys & Girls Club of Rockford


Cedar Rapids

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor

Des Moines

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Quad Cities

Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley



Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine



Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbia

Jefferson City

Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City


Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri


Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield



Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

New Hampshire


Boys & Girls Club of Manchester

North Carolina


Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain-Greenville


Boys & Girls Club of Henderson County


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina Onslow Campuses

Morehead City

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain-Morehead City

New Bern

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain-New Bern

Rocky Mount

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain – Washington


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina Brigade Campus


Oklahoma City

Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County


The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa



Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ocoee Region



Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Lynchburg


Boys & Girls Club of the Blue Ridge


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia

West Virginia


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Eastern Panhandle


Green Bay

Boys & Girls Club of the Bay and Lakes Region


Boys & Girls Club of Milwaukee



Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine

The top three vote-getters will be announced in late February and prizes include gift cards in the following amounts:

  • $250 for 1st Place
  • $150 for 2nd Place
  • $100 for 3rd Place

New to the 2024 contest, the top three first-place submissions with the most votes will also be named national winners1 and will receive an additional $250, bringing their total winnings to $500, while their home Club will also receive a $1,500 donation.

Boys & Girls Club members were encouraged to create original pieces of artwork representing influential Black STEM icons. These included historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators who have made vital contributions to the world of science, technology, engineering and math.

“The addition of three national winners to the Black History Month Art Contest is a thrilling development that UScellular and the Boys & Girls Club of America are excited to introduce this year,” said Kevin Lowell, executive vice president, chief people officer and head of communications at UScellular. “We’re honored to provide a platform for our young artists to showcase their talent and contribute to the recognition and appreciation of Black history, culture and the achievements of Black people in STEM.”

“We’re honored to partner with UScellular for this annual contest in celebration of Black History Month,” said H Walker, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “Not only is it important for young people to have the agency and opportunities to discover and nurture their self-expression and creativity, moreover it is programs like this that drive our mission in the direction of youth so they can realize their dreams as they commemorate Black STEM icons.”

Up to ten finalists from each Boys & Girls Club were chosen by Club representatives and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Voting will remain open until February 15, and anyone 18 or older can vote for their favorite. The finalists’ artwork is also digitally displayed at select stores.

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 [email protected]

1 One “national winner” per Club; see contest rules for details.

About UScellular
UScellular is the fourth-largest full-service wireless carrier in the United States, providing national network coverage and industry-leading innovations designed to help customers stay connected to the things that matter most. The Chicago-based carrier provides a strong, reliable network supported by the latest technology and offers a wide range of communication services that enhance consumers’ lives, increase the competitiveness of local businesses and improve the efficiency of government operations. Through its After School Access Project, the company has pledged to provide hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet. Additionally, UScellular has price protected all of its plans, promising not to increase prices through at least the end of 2024. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, visit

For more information, contact:
Anthony Garcia,
Media and Public Relations Manager
[email protected] 

SOURCE UScellular

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