Local Hero Contest


Exceptional acts of courage and kindness occur every day in South Carolina. When the need arises, ordinary people often step forward and perform heroic feats. Joye Law Firm is currently seeking nominations of local heroes who have displayed courage, character and compassion while serving others in South Carolina communities. We want to recognize the extraordinary people among us who are local heroes.




A local hero may be just about anyone in the community including law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, teachers, coaches, counselors, lifeguards, armed service members.

    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.


Why is Joye Law Firm Doing This?

Joye Law Firm is committed to giving back to the South Carolina communities we serve. Our Local Hero initiative is part of our Joye in the Community program that encompasses our civic involvement, sponsorship of college scholarships and support of local non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of others. Our attorneys and staff seek to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone we encounter. We want to recognize the people in Charleston, Columbia, Clinton, Myrtle Beach and across South Carolina who are lifting up our communities through their courage, character and kindness. We believe these heroes deserve recognition.


What is the Deadline for Submissions?

Nov. 1 is the deadline to nominate a local hero.

Who Can Submit Nominations?

Friends, family, co-workers and members of the public can nominate a local hero for a cash award. The nomination should be submitted through this page.

Our selection committee will review the nominations with a focus on the local heroes’ actions and the impact on others in the community. We intend to publish accounts of the local heroes’ deeds to recognize them.

Joye Law Firm will award a total of three cash prizes of $1000 each to recognize our local heroes. Each local hero will be notified by December 15th 2019.

We look forward to reviewing the nominations. If you have any questions, or would like to nominate a local hero using this pdf version of the nomination form, please feel free to contact:

Nicole Cerullo
5861 Rivers Avenue, Suite 101
North Charleston, SC 29406
Phone: 843.725.4252
Email: ncerullo@joyelawfirm.com


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