Voting Begins In UScellular’s Annual Black History Month Art Contest

Voting Begins In UScellular’s Annual Black History Month Art Contest

Voting is now open in UScellular’s Eighth Annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County in Goldsboro. Voting is available online, and the Wayne County community can go here to vote for their favorite piece of original art.

This year, UScellular introduced an exciting new element to the contest. For the first time, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County members were encouraged to create their original pieces of artwork in recognition of influential Black STEM icons, including historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators. Ten finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression.

Voting will remain open until February 28, and anyone 18 or older can vote for their favorite. The finalists’ artwork is also digitally displayed at UScellular’s Goldsboro location at 803 North Berkeley Blvd.

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

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

“We are thrilled to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County again on this contest to help honor Black STEM icons and showcase youth in our community,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for UScellular in eastern North Carolina. “This year’s art highlights the artistic talent among the Club members, while giving them a chance to learn more about the impact Black people have made in STEM. We encourage the Wayne County community to check out the art and vote online.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County Club members always look forward to showing off their talent. Most importantly, US Cellular promotes Club members’ talent through their annual Black History Art Contest. This program and partnership with U.S. Cellular, provides opportunities for children to learn about history and become more engaged in the learning process at the same time,” said Mary Ann Dudley, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County. “We appreciate U.S. Cellular’s partnership with our Club and their continued support of our kids and community.”

The public can vote for their favorite artwork by going to newsroom.uscellular.com or clicking here.

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.

Janaia Jones (left) and Destany Barnes hold their award-winning drawings from UScellular’s 2021 Black History Month Art Contest.
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