The South Carolina Republican Party annually gives awards to Republicans who are making a difference in their areas of service. This year’s awards will be presented at the 50th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner and May 13th State Convention.
*2017 award nominations are due by 5:00 P.M. Monday, April 17th.
Please use the online form below or download the nominating form by clicking here (PDF format).
A full description of each award is at the bottom of this page.
Roger Milliken Award
Highest award given by the South Republican Party in honor of the late Roger Milliken.
Chairman’s Bronze Elephant Award
Presented by the Chairman for dedicated service to the South Carolina Republican Party.
Palmetto Elephant Award
Given each year to the most outstanding volunteer of the South Carolina Republican Party.
James B. Edwards Award
In the tradition of the late James B. Edwards, Eighty-sixth Governor of the State of South Carolina, for dedicated and conspicuous service to the South Carolina Republican Party by a volunteer.
Katon Dawson Award
The Katon Dawson Award is given to an outstanding County Chairman for dedicated service to the Republican Party.
David Eckstrom Award
The David Eckstrom Award was established to honor a deserving South Carolina Republican for commitment and service to our Party and State, to be presented at each Silver Elephant Banquet.
Local Government Official Award
Honors a public official holding a local, partisan office. It is presented at every reorganized State Convention for outstanding service to the local community, steadfast dedication to the local Republican Party and positive representation of the Republican Party in local government.
Terry Haskins Award
The Terry Haskins Award is presented in memory of the Honorable Terry Haskins, Speaker Pro Tempore of the South Carolina House of Representatives. It is presented for dedication and conspicuous service to the South Carolina Republican Party by an elected official in the tradition of the late Terry Haskins.
Van D. Hipp, Jr. Award
The Van D. Hipp, Jr. Award is presented to an active young Republican who is a tireless advocate in the cause of freedom, a patriot for economic and social conservatism; and primarily someone who believes that duty, honor, and country are the highest calling for each and all of us; an award to recognize the same model set forth by State Chairman Van D. Hipp, Jr.
Martha C. Edens Award
The Martha C. Edens Award is presented in memory of National Committeewoman Martha C. Edens, a pioneer for women in the South Carolina Republican Party. The award is presented to a female active in the South Carolina Republican Party who has demonstrated leadership and philanthropic service to her party and state.