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Voting opens for U.S. Cellular Black History Month art contest

February 1, 2016

Feb. 1, 2016

For more information, contact:
Natalie Bailey, PRC Counsel
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Winners to be announced in March

Today, U.S. Cellular stores are inviting the public to help select the winners of its Black History Month art contest throughout East Tennessee.

In January, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Monroe Area created 8.5-x-11 portraits of African-American heroes to celebrate Black History Month. Selected role models include President Barack Obama, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Oprah Winfrey.

The top 10 finalists from each location were chosen by a panel of judges from the Boys & Girls Clubs locations. Members of the East Tennessee community are invited to view and vote on the artwork through Feb. 29.

U.S. Cellular locations where the public may vote for each Boys & Girls Club organization include:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
    • 562 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37876
    • 2736 Schaad Road, Knoxville, TN 37921
    • 8401 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
    • 4873 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley
    • 1535 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Monroe Area
    • 111 Kefauver Lane, Madisonville, TN 37354

“Our associates were so impressed by the research and creativity that went into these projects,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in Tennessee. “U.S. Cellular is committed to the education, and this art contest gives us the opportunity to showcase their hard work and talents as they honor African-American leaders while celebrating our rich history of diversity. We hope everyone will come enjoy the artwork and vote in the contest.”

The top three artists for each umbrella organization – as determined by the number of votes – will receive prizes:

  • 1st place:      $250 Gift card
  • 2nd place:    $150 Gift card
  • 3rd place:      $100 Gift card

Winners will be announced at community celebrations in early March.

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