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UScellular, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Kick off 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest

CHICAGO (Sept. 15, 2022) – To celebrate the great history of Latin people and to mark the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, UScellular and Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced the commencement of the 2nd annual UScellular Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest.

This year, Boys & Girls Club members in Grants Pass, Ore., Milwaukee, Pasco, Wash., and Tulsa, Okla., are encouraged to create original pieces of artwork in recognition of influential Latin STEM icons, including historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators.

In late September, 10 finalists will be chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression.

The finalists’ artwork will be digitally displayed in select stores and from Sept. 23 – Oct. 15, anyone 18 and older will be invited to vote for their favorite art online.

After the voting period is over, the top three vote-getters will receive gift cards in the amounts of $250 for first place, $150 for second and $100 for third. This year’s contest is sponsored by the Latino Network Association (LAN), UScellular’s associate resource group that is dedicated to creating an environment that attracts, develops and retains associates of Latin descent.

“Latin people have raised our society to new heights and made huge contributions to culture, entertainment and education,” said Deirdre Drake, executive vice president and chief people officer at UScellular. “We are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Boys & Girls Club youth as they showcase their artistic skills while learning more about the achievements that Hispanic pioneers have given to the world of STEM.”

UScellular and Boys & Girls Clubs of America also host an annual art contest in honor of Black History Month in February. UScellular has supported the program for more than 14 years.

Since 2009, UScellular has donated nearly $21.4 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. To learn more about how UScellular’s community impact initiatives, 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.

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 2023. To learn more about UScellular, visit one of its retail stores or www.uscellular.com. To get the latest news, visit newsroom.uscellular.com.