Giant Greeting Card Competition

The 27th annual Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off with the awards ceremony for the Giant Greeting Card Competition. Winning entries are on display during the event, which runs daily through January 1. 41 entries were received from student groups in elementary, middle, and high school age divisions. We are very pleased to recognize the efforts and creativity of the schools who received a trophy and cash award to apply back into their school arts program.

Elementary School Division


  • 1st Place: Dunston Primary School, Group Coordinator Suzanne Baranoski
  • 2nd Place: Murray LaSaine Elementary, Group Coordinator Heather Teems
  • 3rd Place: The Charleston Christian School, Group Coordinator Charlotte Hendrick

Middle School Division


  • 1st Place: James Island Middle, Group Coordinator Timothy Brown
  • 2nd Place: Ridge Christian Academy, Group Coordinator Pepper Bellew
  • 3rd Place: Fort Johnson Middle, Group Coordinator Kat Loney

High School Division


  • 1st Place: Palmetto Christian Academy, Group Coordinator Nicole Seitz
  • 2nd Place: Fort Dorchester High Spanish Honor Society, Group Coordinator Loyda McClellan
  • 3rd Place: Crown Leadership Academy, Group Coordinator Michele Kern

Honorable Mention


  • Septima Clarke Academy, Group Coordinator Ashleigh Oliver
  • Charleston Collegiate, Group Coordinator Angela Walker
  • Orange Grove Charter, Group Coordinator June Allen
  • Harbor View Elementary, Group Coordinator John Kacpura