Winners announced from the Giant Greeting Card Competition at the Holiday Festival of Lights

The Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off its 29th season Nov. 9! During the grand opening celebration, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) proudly presented awards for the festival’s annual Giant Greeting Card Competition. Winning entries in this school art competition are on display during the event, which runs nightly through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park.

This year, the Giant Greeting Card Competition has 37 entries on display from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester County student groups in elementary, middle and high school divisions. The winning top three schools in each division, and four honorable mention winners, received a trophy and cash award to use for their school arts program. Winners are on display in Santa’s Village. CCPRC is very pleased to recognize the efforts and creativity of the winning schools:


1st Place: Charleston County School of the Arts – Design

2nd Place: Cathedral Academy

3rd Place: Northside Christian Academy


1st Place: Summerville Catholic School

2nd Place: St. James-Santee Middle School

3rd Place: Thomas Cario Middle School


1st Place: Murray-LaSaine Elementary School

2nd Place: Orange Grove Charter

3rd Place: Charleston Collegiate School


Memminger Elementary

Crown Leadership Academy

Ridge Christian Academy

First Baptist School

The Holiday Festival of Lights is open nightly through Jan. 1 at James Island County Park and is presented by Chick-fil-A, The Boeing Company and Charleston County Parks. For details, including special event dates, hours, fees and more, visit, call 843-795-4386, or download the Charleston County Parks mobile app.

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