Congratulations to Patrick Stuckart of Ladson who won the $300 grand prize in our SC Small Town photo contest with his beautiful photograph from Folly Beach. He received 898 of 3,344 votes – nearly 27% of the total votes!

1st Place Winner: Patrick Stuckart of Ladson

Patrick describes the winning scene: "While photographing the shrimp boats at Crosby's Seafood Market on the outskirts of Folly Beach, I noticed these two derelict boats in the marsh and quickly realized that their condition and position made for a much better photo."

Folly Beach calls itself "The Edge of America" and is a friendly and relaxed beach town. It has a lively downtown area and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Locally owned and operated on Folly Beach, Crosby's Seafood has been in business for over 30 years. They sell whatever they're catching along with bait, fishing tackle, beer, and ice.

SCIWAY would also like to congratulate Madison Pierce of Salem for winning second place with her picture of Lake Jocassee, and Sandy Dimke of Beaufort for her photo from the small town of Miley.

2nd Place Winner: Madison Pierce of Salem 3rd Place Winner: Sandy Dimke of Beaufort

We also extend a big thank you to all of our participants for your wonderful submissions! In all, we received over 450 photos. This made selecting just six finalists very difficult to say the least! In fact, our inner-office poll became quite heated, and many of the photos each of us loved had to be excluded. However, we are excited that we will be able to include so many of these submissions in the South Carolina Picture Project. Please visit our gallery often to see these wonderful pictures.

Shrimping season has finally begun, and our SC Shrimping Guide can provide you with everything you need to know to make it the best one yet! Here you can find local shrimpers, shrimp organizations, recipes, festivals, beautiful pictures, and much more!

Please remember to buy locally when you are buying shrimp because shrimping is an important, and unfortunately endangered, industry in our state. Cheap foreign shrimp have flooded our stores and restaurants, driving prices so low that local shrimpers must struggle to compete.

These imported shrimp may be inexpensive, but they come with a high cost to our health, environment, economy, and community. SC shrimp are naturally fresh and flavorful, and are caught in our own coastal waters! When you eat local shrimp, you help prevent intense pollution and you provide much needed support to our state's shrimpers.

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