VOTING BEGINS IN U.S. CELLULAR’S SECOND ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH ART CONTEST WITH BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MIDLANDS

By February 8, 2019 News & Events

U.S. Cellular has announced that the top 10 drawings in the company’s second annual Black History Month Art Contest with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands are on display. The public is encouraged to visit two Omaha U.S. Cellular stores throughout February to vote on their favorite piece of artwork.

In January, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands members created original 8½-by-11-inch pieces of artwork in recognition of influential African-Americans that include business people, athletes, historical figures and celebrities. The 10 finalists were selected by Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and U.S. Cellular representatives.

The artwork is on display at U.S. Cellular’s north Omaha retail store, 5094 Ames Ave., through Feb. 14, then moves to the central Omaha retail store, 7059 Dodge St., from Feb. 15-28. Anyone age 18 and older can visit the stores to vote for their favorite artwork.

The top three winners will be announced in March. Prizes are gift cards in the following amounts:

  • $250 for first place
  • $150 for second place
  • $100 for third place

“We love working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands on this contest and are inspired seeing the thoughtfulness, creativity and talent that the kids showcase through their artwork,” U.S. Cellular Area Sales Manager Jonathan Thorndyke said. “We are honored to display their creations in our stores 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.