ROANOKE –Voting is now open in UScellular’s 16th Annual Black History Month Art Contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. Voting is available online, and residents of the greater Roanoke area can go to newsroom.uscellular.com/2023-bhmac-vote-now to vote for their favorite piece of original art.
Boys & Girls Club members created 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 from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia were chosen by Club representatives based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Voting will remain open until Feb. 28, and anyone 18 or older can vote for their favorite. The finalists’ artwork is also digitally displayed at some UScellular retail store and agent locations, including the store at 1420 West Main Street in Salem.
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 and $100 for 3rd place.
The public can vote for their favorite artwork by going to newsroom.uscellular.com.
Since 2009, UScellular has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country.
-The Salem Times-Register