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Black History Month Art Contest Winners Announced

UScellular announced the three Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa winners of its third annual Black History Month Art Contest.

This year, public voting for the finalists’ art was available online and there were more than 1,200 votes for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa artists. The winning artists were awarded gift cards.

FIRST PLACE: Ryan, Huskies Club, received $250 for artwork depicting President Barack Obama (pictured right)

SECOND PLACE: Maxwell, Burt Club, awarded $150 for artwork depicting Martin Luther King Jr.

THIRD PLACE: Saiyar, Baker Club, awarded $100 for artwork depicting Muhammad Ali creation.

In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa members created artwork in recognition of influential Black people from around the globe that include historical figures, world leaders, athletes and celebrities. The 10 finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Voting was available online throughout February.

UScellular hosted Black History Month Art Contests with 28 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country in 2021. The individual contests are funded and supported by the company’s Network of Black Associates, an Associate Resource Group dedicated to creating a diverse company culture that attracts, develops and retains Black associates.

We are grateful to partner with UScellular to recognize the creativity and passion of our young people!


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