Superbowl of Birding in Massachusetts
The Joppa Cup: Grand prize for the team with the greatest number of points
Director's Award: Greatest number of species
Essex County Excels Award: Most points in Essex County
Rockingham County Rocks Award: Most points in Rockingham County
Parker River NWR Award: Most points on the refuge
Sitting Duck Award: Award for the greatest number of species tallied from a fixed point
Seekers Award: Award for the first team to complete the special Seekers checklist
NewBies Award: Award for the greatest number of points tallied by any team with 2 or more members 18 years of age or younger
Lifer Award: Participant who sees the most new life birds during the competition
Teams gain points for species seen and heard by a majority of the team members, and each species must appear on the official checklist. Teams need to pre-register, and the current registration fee is $25 per participant, with a lower fee for birders age 12 and under.
For all the nitty-gritty details, click the link above. You'll find the contest rules, registration form, prize list and official checklist.