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

The Holiday Festival of Lights kicked off its 30th season November 15.  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 Dec. 31 at James Island County Park.

This year, the Giant Greeting Card Competition has 33 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. All entries are on display in Santa’s Village. CCPRC is pleased to recognize the efforts and creativity of the winning schools:


1st Place: First Baptist School

2nd Place: Cathedral Academy

3rd Place: Crown Leadership Academy



1st Place: Summerville Catholic School

2nd Place: Ridge Christian Academy

3rd Place: Camp Road Middle School



1st Place: Orange Grove Charter

2nd Place: Nativity School

3rd Place: Live Oak Little School



Harbor View Elementary

Charleston SDA School

Live Oak Preparatory School

Northside Christian Academy


The Holiday Festival of Lights is open nightly through Dec. 31 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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