Voting starts in U.S. Cellular's Black History Month art contest

Voting starts in U.S. Cellular's Black History Month art contest

U.S. Cellular recently announced the top 10 drawings in the company’s fifth annual Black History Month Art Competition. The entries 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-by-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 are on display at U.S. Cellular’s Kinston store, 4140 Vernon Ave., 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 Kinston store and celebrate our country’s diversity during Black History Month.”

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