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2022 Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast

August 6, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 8:30 pm

August 6, 2022 5:30PM – 8:30 PM

Doors Open at 4:30 PM

Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for a fun summer evening celebrating North Carolina’s beautiful coast at the 2022 Pelican Awards and Taste of the Coast!

Gather with friends of the federation to honor our 2022 award winners and their inspiring stories of coastal stewardship.

Back again this year is the outstanding silent auction featuring the best of the coast, from weekend trips, boat tours, artwork, and more, as well as live music, local seafood, and great company. Our auction will open on June 30 and new items will be added every week!

This casual celebration will take place on Saturday, August 6, on the banks of Bogue Sound at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City.

Registration closes on August 4 at midnight.

The event will feature fresh oysters from these great NC Oyster Growers:

  • Carolina Gold Oyster Company
  • Crystal Coast Oysters
  • Core Sound Oyster Company
  • Ghost Fleet Oyster Company
  • N.Sea.Oyster Co
  • Oysters Carolina
  • Roysters NC
  • Shepherd’s Point Oyster Company
  • White Oak Oyster Company

Details on the Silent Auction

Our popular silent auction will be entirely paperless again this year! In addition to being better for the environment, this also allows for faster checkout at the end of the night. You’ll be able to place bids easily from your phone at the event, from bidding stations with the help of volunteers, or even at home if you’re not able to attend.

You’ll need to set up your bidding profile with a credit card in advance, and can start bidding once the auction opens on June 30th.

Please click below to set up your bidding profile.

Click “Get Started” on the auction page and be sure to use a good mobile number or email so you can receive updates if you are outbid!

Get Involved

Are you interested in supporting the Pelican Awards?

Join us as a sponsor, an oyster grower, volunteer, or donate to our silent auction! Please email Catherine Snead at catherines@nccoast.org for more information, or sign up online as a sponsor.

More about the Greater Giving Platform

Pelican Awards registration (tickets and sponsorships) and the silent auction are handled through a secure platform called Greater Giving. This platform allows you to register, set up a bidding profile, and then easily participate in paperless bidding at the event. If you set up a bidding profile with a credit card, you can place bids from your phone, receive updates on your items, and enjoy speedy checkout at the end of the auction. 

Here are a few facts about Greater Giving: 

  • Greater Giving is a Level 1 vendor—the highest, most secure level of PCI compliance—so you know your data is safe.
  • Greater Giving complies with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, protecting your payment data during and after a transaction. Their technology and processes are reviewed regularly and undergo an annual audit by a PCI- accredited 3rd party to ensure PCI compliance. 
  • You can confirm Greater Giving’s PCI compliance status, by referring to the Visa Global Registry of Service Providers, here.

A Safe Event

While we look forward to celebrating with you in person, we encourage everyone to review the latest guidelines from the CDC to ensure a safe event for everyone. Visit this CDC webpage to Know Your COVID-19 Community Level and review CDC recommendations. The Federation will offer basic face masks and hand sanitizer for those who want them. The maximum capacity of the civic center is 1,000 people. Our current headcount is approximately 400.

If you would prefer to participate remotely, we will live-stream the awards program on Facebook Live starting at 5:30 pm. You can also participate in the online auction from your phone or computer without attending the event in person.

3505 Arendell St.
Morehead City, NC 28557 United States
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Pelican Awards Sponsors



Kyle & Kelly Elliot


Sally Steele & George Gusler

Allison & Tom Pasqueri

Bubba & Barbara Rawl



Atlantic Reefmaker

Beaufort Biscuits

Connection Point Computer Center

JM Davis Industries

The Insurance Center

Bill & Peggy Birkemeier

Craig Harms

Doug Wakeman & Christy Jones

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.