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Voting is now open in UScellular’s sixth annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. Voting is available online, and the Milwaukee community can go here to vote for their favorite piece of original art. Voting will remain open until February 28, and anyone 18 or older can vote for their favorite.
This year, UScellular introduced an exciting new element to the contest. For the first time, Boys & Girls Club 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.
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 Club of Greater Milwaukee on this contest to help honor Black STEM icons and showcase youth in our community,” said Kristy Baron, director of sales at UScellular. “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 community to check out the art and vote online.”
“The Arts have always been a way for youth to not only express themselves and showcase their creativity but are also used as a tool for healing and identity development,” says Dr. Tanisha Grimes Oakley, senior leader of strategy implementation and youth development at Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “This is even more poignant when African American youth have the opportunity to see themselves represented in the STEM field, showing them that they too have access and can continue to dream big.”
UScellular is focused on addressing gaps in STEM education and is committed to connecting more than 200,000 of tomorrow’s innovators each year with the resources they need today to help shape future opportunities. 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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