ROANOKE, Va.– U.S. Cellular has teamed up with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia to honor the contributions of African Americans and encourage creativity among young people.  The 3rd Annual Black History Art Competition invites Boys & Girls Club members to select an influential African American and develop his or her likeness into an original 8.5 x 11 portrait using any art medium.

“We are proud to support this educational opportunity for the kids,” said Dee Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic. “This contest brings out their creativity while paying tribute to a host of influential African Americans.”

Winners will be awarded the following prizes at a special recognition ceremony on Feb. 23:

 1st place: $500 Gift card
 2nd place:  $200 Gift card
 3rd place:  $150 Gift card

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