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Nominate Your Family for the 2018 Cougar Family of the Year Award

The 2018 Cougar Family of the Year Award

The College of Charleston wants to honor all CofC families by recognizing a Cougar Family of the Year.  This award is intended to celebrate the supportive role families play in the lives of students and the College community.  Honoring outstanding parents/families helps remind us that families are an essential part of the support network for our students.

Students, this is your chance to honor your family with a nomination for this year's Cougar Family of the Year competition. 

  1. Post a picture of you and your family on Instagram wearing your best Cougar spirit gear or participating in a College of Charleston tradition.  Be sure to use our hashtag: #cofcfoy.
  2. Include a caption describing why your family should be selected as the Cougar Family of the Year.

A panel of judges will review the submissions based on Creativity, Family Support, Enthusiasm, and Cougar Pride.  (They will take in to consideration the number of “Likes” a picture receives.)

All pictures must be posted before 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018. The winning family will be selected and notified via Instagram by Monday, February 12, 2018.  If the prize is not claimed before 12:00 p.m. on February 14, 2018, another winner will be selected. 

During Family Weekend, March 2-4, 2018, the recipients of the Cougar Family of the Year award will receive:

  1. Complimentary registration for your family (up to 3 members, not including your current CofC student) to Family Weekend.  If your family has already registered, you will be reimbursed. 
  2. Accommodation for up to 4 people (2 rooms) for 2 nights in historic downtown Charleston.
  3. Private Carriage Tour of Charleston for up to 4 people.

Even if your submission is not chosen, we hope you and your family will use our upcoming Family Weekend to share some "quality time" celebrating your wonderful CofC family.

Congratulations to Courtney Hicks and her family - 2015 Family of the Year.

2015 Family of the Year