Orangeburg County Community of Character P.O. Box 593 Orangeburg, SC 29116 US

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Orangeburg County Community of Character

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The Austin Award - Nominate


​​​​​​​​The Orangeburg County Community of Character Austin Cunningham Award ("The Austin") is a designation of the Orangeburg County Community of Character Initiative. It is awarded annually to an Orangeburg County citizen, group, or organization committed to a lifelong journey of demonstrating high standards in their actions. It is presented to an individual, group or organization that demonstrates and promotes character development through trustworthiness; respect; responsibility; fairness; caring; citizenship; and other key character strengths.  Click here for more about the history of the award and recipients: 

Selection Criteria:

  • Residents of Orangeburg County (or Orangeburg County based organization) who have earned a well-rounded high level of respect within the community through consistent service to the community.
  • The individual (or organization) is actively involved in exemplifying, promoting, and advocating good character as personified by Austin Cunningham's contributions to our Community of Character Initiative.    

Deadline for nominations is December 3, 2019.  Recognition is planned at the Annual Orangeburg County Chamber of Commerce Awards banquet on January 9, 2020.

Please make your nomination by completing the form below and clicking "Submit" or send via our contact information found here: Contact Us



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