UScellular has announced the three winners of its sixth annual Black History Month Art Contest with Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region with a visit to the winners’ clubs.

All three winners were from Monroe County.

For the first time, public voting for the finalists’ art was available online and the winning artists were awarded gift cards in the following amounts:• Deanna Dalton received $250 for 1st place

• Catherine Lovingood received $150 for 2nd place

• Lillian Moore received $100 for 3rd place

In January, Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region members created artwork in recognition of influential black people from around the globe, including historical figures, world leaders, athletes and celebrities. The 10 finalists were chosen by representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and local UScellular leaders based on creativity, quality, interpretation, clarity of theme and overall impression. Voting was available online throughout February.

“It was amazing to see the creativity and wide range of inspirations the club members used to create their art this year,” said Nathan Waddell, UScellular’s director of sales in East Tennessee. “We extend our congratulations to the winners and all the finalists in this year’s contest. We’re thrilled to be able to team with Boys & Girls Club of the Ocoee Region to celebrate Black History Month and the diversity in our community and the country.”

UScellular hosted Black History Month Art Contests with 28 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

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