Special Presentations and Awards

The Derby Committee reserves the right to create, adjust or delete additional categories, awards and prizes and to accept and create special presentations.

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby Committee Scholarships
Two 4-year $10,000 scholarships and two 4-year $5,000 scholarships awarded to Island High School graduates planning to continue their education in the field of science. Interested students should apply for these scholarships at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

The Bob "Hawkeye" Jacobs Memorial Award
Awarded to the first Shore Team to record a Grand Slam.

The Estey Teller Memorial Women's Weekly Awards
Awarded for the first place weekly honors for all species, boat and shore.

The Beaulieu/Loud Memorial Award
See weigh-in for details.

The Wayne Jackson Memorial Award
For the heaviest fish caught by a junior.

The Victor Danberg Trophies
For the heaviest bluefish caught by a junior boy and the heaviest bluefish caught by a junior girl.

The Cutler Bike Shop Award
Awarded by luck of the draw to two of the eight junior grand leaders one from boat and one from shore.

The Dr. David Finklestein Award Given in Memory of Bob Post
For the Team Shore Competition winners.

The George H. Frye Award
For the heaviest shore bluefish caught by a resident and non-resident senior.

The daRosa Awards
For the Team Boat Competition winners.

The James P. Catlow Memorial Award
For the heaviest shore bluefish caught by a male resident.

The Roberto Germani Release Awards (8)
Selected at random for the release of a bluefish, bonito, false albacore or striped bass. One award per species for both All-Tackle and Flyrod. See weigh-in for details. Prizes awarded by Costa, The Fisherman, Cheeky Fishing and Why Knot Fishing.

The Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters Association Sportsmanship Award
Honoring the true meaning of good sportmanship during Derby.

The Thomas Nessa Memorial Award
Awarded to the individual who weighs the heaviest striped bass on the first day of the tournament.

The Thomas A. McCauley Award
Weigh any species under Badge number 204, Boat or shore.

The Robert “Huff” Langley Memorial Award
Selected at random from the Third Places in the All Tackle Division of each species caught from the shore.

The Bill Ashak Memorial Award
For the heaviest shore striped bass caught by a junior.

The Abe Williams Memorial Award
For the first angler to record a shore Grand Slam.

The David Furino Memorial Award
Awarded to siblings who show determination and sportsmanship.

Albert Angelone Memorial Award
Given to the first junior angler to weigh in a Bonito.

Senior Awards
In Honor of their past participation and support in the Derby.

Ray Metcalf - Bass    Howie Leonard - Albacore
Arnold Spofford - Bonito    Madison Alwardt - Bluefish
For heaviest of each species caught from boat or shore.

The Derby Committee reserves the right to create, adjust or delete additional categories, awards and prizes and to accept and create special presentations.