Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Rockford got a chance to show off their artistic side in celebration of Black History Month.
The Boys and Girls Club and U.S. Cellular teamed for the second annual Black History Month Art Contest.
The children created pieces of art that featured influential African-Americans.
Ten finalists were chosen. The top three winners will be chosen by public vote and the winners will receive gift cards as a prize.
Organizers say it’s a good chance for the kids to learn about black history.
“All the drawings and pictures they did, most of them looked up and did some research on who they drew, so they have some background on why that person is important for the community, United States, and for black history,” said Clifford Stone, the Boys and Girls’ Club President and CEO.
Voting is open at Rockford and Machesney Park U.S. Cellular stores through the end of February.