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Winners Revealed in UScellular’s Annual Black History Month Art Contest

CHICAGO (February 26, 2024) – Today, UScellular revealed the winners of its annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Public voting for the finalists’ art was available online, and the winning artists from each Club were awarded 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 from all participating Clubs were also named national winners1 and received an additional $250, bringing their total winnings to $500, while their home Club also received a $1,500 donation:

  • Roemello B. of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain in Washington, N.C. for their depiction of Marie Maynard Daly
  • Kaylanie O. of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern North Carolina Onslow Campuses in Jacksonville, N.C. for their depiction of Mae Jemison
  • Alaxsah R. of Boys & Girls Clubs of Jefferson City in Jefferson City, Mo. for their depiction of Mae Jemison

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.  

Ten finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Public voting for the finalists was made available online throughout the month of February and the finalists’ artwork was digitally displayed in select stores.

Since 2009, UScellular has invested more than $47 million in monetary donations, technology resources and countless experiences to nonprofit organizations across the country. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to 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.

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 www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.