Need help creating a nomination for the Verner or Folk Heritage Award?

Need help creating a nomination for the Verner or Folk Heritage Award?

Thinking about nominating someone for the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts or the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award? We’d like to answer your questions and help you work through the process, whether you’ve almost completed a nomination or are just getting started.

Senior Manager Rusty Sox will be available Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to talk with you on the phone about anything related to the awards — which category to use for your nominee, how to prepare a complete nomination package and anything else you want to know.

Sadler Taylor & Stan WoodwardPlease email Rusty ( to reserve a time you’d like to talk by phone. He’ll respond with a confirmation.

If you prefer to submit a question by email, Rusty will answer those questions also.

Before your appointment, take a few minutes to look over the nomination materials for the Verner Awards and/or the Folk Heritage Awards.

The Verner Awards, the state’s highest honor in the arts, are presented to South Carolina businesses, organizations and individuals for their achievement or contributions to the advancement of the arts.

The Folk Heritage Award is presented by the South Carolina General Assembly to practitioners and advocates of traditional arts significant to communities throughout the state.The award is managed jointly by the S.C. Arts Commission and the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum.

December 16 is the nomination deadline for both awards.

Images: Verner Award recipient Mac Boggs with friends and family (top); McKissick Museum’s Sadler Taylor with Folk Heritage Award recipient Stan Woodward.