Voting Begins in U.S. Cellular’s Fifth Annual Black History Month Art Contest

U.S. CellularU.S. Cellular announced today that the top 10 drawings in the company’s fifth annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain are now on display in local retail stores. The public is encouraged to visit select local U.S. Cellular stores to vote on their favorite piece of artwork.

In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain members created original 8.5 x 11 pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. Ten finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and they are on display at U.S. Cellular’s New Bern store located at 3125 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. from now until Feb 28. Anyone 18 and older can visit a store to vote for their favorite, and the top three vote-getters winners will be announced in March. Prizes are gift cards in the following amounts:

– $250 for 1st Place

– $150 for 2nd Place

– $100 for 3rd Place

“We love working with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain on this contest and are inspired seeing the thoughtfulness, creativity and talent that the kids showcase through their artwork,” said Jeremy Taylor, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in eastern North Carolina. “We are honored to display their creations in our New Bern store and celebrate our country’s diversity during Black History Month.”

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 the Media Contact named below.

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Submitted by: Mellissa McIntyre, Public Relations Counsel, U.S. Cellular