Voting begins in Annual Black History Month Art Contest

UScellular has announced that public voting is now open in the company’s 14th annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. For the first time, voting is available online and artwork from members in the Roanoke, Salem, Rocky Mount, Christiansburg, Shawsville, and Eastern Montgomery communities is represented. Residents can visit uscellular/artcontest to vote for their favorite piece of original art.

In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia members created artwork in recognition of influential Black people from around the globe, including historical figures, world leaders, athletes, and celebrities. The 10 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. Voting will remain open through Feb. 28 and anyone 18 or older can vote once for their favorite.

The top three vote-getters will be announced in March and prizes include gift cards in the following amounts: $500 for 1st Place; $200 for 2nd Place and $150 for 3rd Place.

“We are once again thrilled to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia on this annual contest to honor Black icons and showcase youth in our community,” said Bertram Daniels, area sales manager at UScellular. “This year’s art certainly highlights the artistic talent among the Club members. We encourage the community to check out the art and vote online, and we look forward to celebrating the winners in March.”

The public can vote for their favorite artwork at uscellular/artcontest. 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