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Winners announced in U.S. Cellular’s fourth annual Black History Month Art Contest

March 12, 2019

U.S. Cellular announced the three winners of its fourth annual Black History Month Art Competition with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley at a celebration at the Regal Teen Center club earlier today.

2nd and 3rd place winners Kristina Safford and Domenique Harris pose with their winning artwork and U.S. Cellular associates.

In January, club members created original pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans, including business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. The 10 finalists’ art was displayed in U.S. Cellular stores during the month of February, where the Knoxville community voted for their favorites.

The winning artists were awarded the following prizes:

  • Aaron Black received $250 for 1st Place
  • Kristina Safford received $150 for 2nd Place
  • Domenique Harris received $100 for 3rd Place

“The creativity, talent and knowledge that came through in these kids’ artwork was amazing to see, and it was a privilege to showcase them in our stores during Black History Month,” said Nathan Waddell, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in East Tennessee. “Celebrating with the Boys & Girls Club youth was a great way to honor our country’s diversity and commemorate African-American icons both past and present.”

The winning image featured a “Living Legends” collage drawn by Aaron Black.

U.S. Cellular’s Black History Month Art Contest is funded and supported by the company’s Network of Black Associates, an Associate Resource Group dedicated to creating a diverse company culture that attracts, develops and retains Black associates.

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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