Do You Know a Local Hero Who Deserves Recognition? Nominate them for a Holiday Award

Do you know a person who has impacted your life for the better through an act of bravery or service? The holidays are the perfect time to make an effort to recognize the people in our lives who have made sacrifices to make things better for all of us.

With this in mind, The Joye Law Firm has founded an annual contest designed to recognize a few of South Carolina’s unsung heroes with a holiday award. The SC local hero contest will award three holiday cash prizes of $1,000 to local heroes in December 2020.

Any South Carolina citizen can nominate someone for one of the awards. The only eligibility requirement is that the person making the nomination and the nominee be South Carolina citizens. The nomination process involves submitting an essay explaining why the nominee deserves one of the prizes.

The nomination prompt is as follows:

"To nominate a local hero, the entrant should write an essay of 600 words introducing us to the person you consider a local hero. Explain why the individual should be recognized for his or her deeds. We are prepared to be overwhelmed because we have encountered a number of people over the years who deserved recognition for their selfless and heroic actions. We know that they are out there."

Entries are due on 11/01/2019, and the prizes will be awarded in December.

Nominations can be made through the contest's page:

The Joye Law Firm partners are excited to have a chance to read about and recognize some of South Carolina’s unrecognized this holiday season. They look forward to reading the stories of courage and service submitted by SC citizens from across the state.  


The lawyers at the Joye Law Firm believe that everyone should be involved in giving back to their community to the best of their ability. They give back to SC residents with their annual scholarship, their annual local hero contest, and by giving to many local charities, such as the Charleston Animal Society.