UScellular Announces Three Winners of Eighth Annual Black History Month Art Contest

UScellular announced the three winners of its eighth annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley at a celebration at the club that celebrated icons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The winning artists were awarded gift cards in the following amounts:

  • Yvi Jara-Vasquez, first place, $250
  • Vivienne Brooks, second place, $150
  • Jordyn Mitchell, third place, $100

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley members created original pieces of artwork of important historical figures, world leaders, scientists and educators who have made vital contributions in STEM.

“Working with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley to celebrate Black History Month and to highlight the achievements of Black STEM icons such as Mae Jemison, Katherine Johnson and George Washington Carver has been extremely gratifying,” said Thomas White, director of sales at UScellular for East Tennessee. “The creativity that club members displayed in their artwork was inspiring, and we congratulate our participants and winners in this year’s contest.”

Public voting for the finalists’ art was available online after 10 finalists had been chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Clubs and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Public voting for the finalists was made available online throughout the month of February. In addition, the finalists’ artwork was digitally displayed in select stores.

Since 2009, the company has donated more than $22.6 million along with countless experiences and technology items to nonprofit organizations across the country. Additionally, through its After School Access Project, UScellular has pledged up to $13 million in hotspots and service to help up to 50,000 youth connect to reliable internet in its markets. For more information about UScellular’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please go to