Since 2015, approximately $600,000 awarded in youth scholarships

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Youth Scholarship Division

Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors

This year, Florida's largest, family-friendly fishing competition with 101 days of fishing will award $100,000 in youth scholarship!

May 29 to September 6, 2021!

$25,000

(Approximate Scholarship)

First Prize Drawing

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$25,000

(Approximate Scholarship)

Second Prize Drawing

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$5,000

(Approximate Scholarship)

10 Drawings Each

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Eligibility

Any registered angler 6 through 17 years of age (as of May 29, 2021) who is a current CCA New Tide member in good standing at the time of entering the competition, and uses rod, reel, hook, and line to catch their competition entry.

If a New Tide member turns 18 years of age during official competition dates, they are still only eligible for the New Tide Scholarship Division. Scholarship prizes not won in the STAR-tagged redfish division will be chosen by drawing from all verified entries in the Youth Scholarship Division.

Eligible species are


STAR Tagged redfish

Non-Tagged Redfish

Dolphin

Kingfish

Spotted Trout

Snook

Snapper

Grouper

Sheepshead

Ladyfish

Jack Crevalle



There will be five (5) Honorable mention youth anglers that will receive $250 gift cards from Academy Sports + Outdoors.

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Unlike traditional fishing tournaments, STAR encourages youth participation, focuses on conservation and offers $100,000 in scholarships!



Past Drawings of the CCA Florida 2020 Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Scholarship Division


  • First Prize Drawing: Nina Burish – Saint Cloud, FL
    Approximately $25,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Scholarship
  • Second Prize Drawing: Denton Potter – Palm City, FL
    Approximately $25,000 Realtree Fishing Scholarship
  • Third Prize Drawing: Mazzy Tateisha – Crystal Beach, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Beall’s Department Store Scholarship
  • Fourth Prize Drawing: Tyler Holmes –Crystal River, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Florida Cracker Invitational
  • Fifth Prize Drawing: Alexander Krenn – Merritt Island, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Southeast Environmental Scholarship
  • Sixth Prize Drawing: Spencer Schenk – Nokomis, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Talk of the Town Restaurant Group Scholarship
  • Seventh Prize Drawing: Tunk Crosby – Crystal River, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Plantation Inn Crystal River Scholarship
  • Eighth Prize Drawing: Luana Engel – Bradenton, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Tailin Toads Eggnog Open
  • Ninth Prize Drawing: Rylan Larkin – St. Petersburg, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Coastal Conservation Association
  • 10th Prize Drawing: Luke Thomas – Palm Coast
    Approximately $5,000 Flagler Sportfishing Club Scholarship
  • 11th Prize Drawing: Evan Foraker – Jacksonville, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Jacksonville Offshore Sportfishing Club & Florida Sportsman Live Radio Scholarship
  • 12th Prize Drawing: Tarren Johnson – Land O’Lakes, FL
    Approximately $5,000 Florida’s Sports Coast

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Not just Scholarships!

CCA Florida Star is Florida's largest family-friendly - all ages and experience levels - fishing competition with 101 days of fishing!

17

Divisions

including tagged, non-tagged, inshore and offshore, Ladies and Youth with species like - Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi and Lionfish.

$500,000

Prizes

Boats, motor and trailer packages, cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships, Gift certificates and much more

101

Days of Fishing

family friendly angling competition - for anglers of all ages and experience levels - most winning places and are determined by a random drawing.



Register for STAR
$40 for current CCA Florida Members | $75 for 18+
(includes one-year CCA Florida membership)

FREE for current, youth CCA Florida Members | $10 for youth, ages 6 to 17
(includes New Tide Membership)


[Registration process involves creation of a profile at CCA National and registering for STAR]


Past Drawings of CCA Florida Youth Scholarships

Angelina Rodriguez from Clearwater, FL - Approximately $25,000 Scholarship sponsored by Realtree Fishing in CCA Florida STAR 2019

Kyle Comeaux- Eustis, FL - Approximately $25,000 Scholarship sponsored by Realtree Fishing in CCA Florida STAR 2017

2019 Scholarships Award

Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Scholarship Division


  • 1st Prize: Approximately $25,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Scholarship – Valerie Wright– Windemere, FL
  • 2nd Prize : Approximately $25,000 Realtree Fishing Scholarship – Angelina Rodriguez – Clearwater, FL
  • 3rd Prize : Approximately $5,000 Beall’s Department Store Scholarship – Louis Leblanc-Simard – Ellenton, FL
  • 4th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Talk of the Town Restaurant Group Scholarship – Vincent Cianciolo – Cape Coral, FL
  • 5th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Southeastern Environmental Solutions – Marley Larkin – St. Petersburg, FL
  • 6th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Talk of the Town Restaurant Group Scholarship – Presley Armstrong – Valdosta, GA
  • 7th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship – Seth Pope – Port Charlotte, FL
  • 8th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Rob Wade Phillips Fund Scholarship – Shawn McCormick – Merritt Island, FL
  • 9th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Carolina Skiff Scholarship – Nathan Bailey – Merritt Island, FL
  • 10th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Carolina Skiff Scholarship– Logan Ehlers – Melbourne, FL
  • 11th Prize : Approximately $5,000 Tailin Toads Scholarship – Myles Stiller, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 12h Prize : Approximately $5,000 Florida Sports Coast Scholarship – Madison Hartley, Melbourne Bch, FL

2018 Scholarships Award

Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Scholarship Division.



  • 1st prize: Approximately $25,000 Academy Sports + Outdoors Scholarship – Corey Moore – Clearwater, FL
  • 2nd prize: Approximately $25,000 Realtree Fishing Scholarship – Ayden Bennett – Lake Worth, FL
  • 3rd prize: Approximately $5,000 Reel Legends Performance Clothing by Beall’s Scholarship – Lucas Engel – Bradenton, FL
  • 4th prize: Approximately $5,000 Talk of the Town Restaurant Group Scholarship – Alexander Krenn – Merritt Island, FL
  • 5th prize: Approximately $5,000 Southeastern Environmental Scholarship – Sebastian Schenk – Nokomis, FL
  • 6th prize: Approximately $5,000 Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship – Seth Pope – Port Charlotte, FL
  • 7th prize: Approximately $5,000 Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship – Mason Ehlers – Melbourne, FL
  • 8th Prize: Approximately $5,000 Rob Wade Phillips Fund Scholarship – Dylan Engel – Bradenton, FL
  • 9th Prize: Approximately $5,000 CCA Scholarship – Jackson Ehlers – Melbourne, FL
  • 10th Prize: Approximately $5,000 CCA Scholarship – Logan Ehlers – Melbourne, FL
  • 11th Prize: Approximately $5,000 Big Rock & Clenzoil Marine Lubricant Scholarship – Louis Leblanc-Simard, Ellenton, FL
  • 12th Prize: Approximately $5,000 Visit Pasco County Scholarship – Kira Parker, New Port Richie, FL

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2017 Scholarships Award

Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Scholarship Division.



  • 1st Prize: Approximately $25,000 Scholarship – Parker Kleppinger- Bradenton, FL
  • 2nd Prize: Approximately $25,000 Scholarship – Kyle Comeaux- Eustis, FL
  • 3rd Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Hunter Rudisill – St. Petersburg, FL
  • 4th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Taylor Martin – Crystal River, FL
  • 5th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Mason Ehlers – Melbourne Beach, FL
  • 6th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Cheyenne Dietz – Hudson, FL
  • 7th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Wade Walton – Lithia, FL
  • 8th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Logan Ehlers – Melbourne Beach, FL
  • 9th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Kyle Johnson – Lithia, FL
  • 10th Prize: Aproximately $5,000 Scholarship – Joseph Canestrari – Melbourne Beach, FL
  • 11th Prize: Approximately $5,000 Scholarship – Kendal Kleppinger – Bradenton, FL
  • 12th Prize: Approximately $5,000 Scholarship – Kendrick Forlifer – Okeechobee, FL

2016 Scholarships Award

Academy Sports + Outdoors Youth Scholarship Division - presented by Bright House Networks.



  • 1st Prize Drawing: Approximately $25,000 Scholarship Jack Parker- New Smyrna Beach, FL
  • 2nd Prize Drawing: Approximately $25,000 Scholarship Shawn Blanton- Clearwater, FL
  • 3rd Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Michael Galang- Lutz, FL
  • 4th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Dylan Bonhoff- Fort Myers, FL
  • 5th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Jacoby Kelso- Cape Coral, FL
  • 6th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Jackson Ehlers- Melbourne Beach, FL
  • 7th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Willow Barron- Dunedin, FL
  • 8th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Emily Allen- Lakeland, FL
  • 9th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 McKenzie Klemkosky- Palmetto, FL
  • 10th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Camden Williams- Tallahassee, FL
  • 11th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Kevin Yulkowski- Homestead, FL
  • 12th Prize Drawing: Aproximately $5,000 Bela Schmidt- Gainesville, FL

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In CCA Florida STAR 2021 competition you can win Boats - Cash, marine electronics, Yamaha motors, tackle, scholarships, Gift certificates and much more - $500,000 in Prizes

STAR is free for CCA Florida youth members (ages 6 to 17) and for those who need to become a member, youth membership is only $10.



Register early and you get a chance win prizes every friday!

Get registered now and you'll be entered into a drawing each week prior to the start of the competition.

April 23rd, 2021



Damian F

from Cape Coral wins Engel Coolers No shoes Nation Backpack cooler and two 22oz tumblers.




April 16th, 2021



Lauren Watts

from Deland will take home a Engel 30-quart leak-proof, air-tight drybox/cooler with rod holders




April 9th, 2021



Timothy Cline

From Plant City receives an Engel Coolers 65 High Performance Hard Cooler valued at more than $300






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How does the CA Florida Star Competition 2021 work?

CCA Florida Star Competition uses an Easy Catch - Photo - Release approach.



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Use the buttons below to Download the official CCA Star App from Google Play and Apple Store and login with your CCA username and password. Follow the instuctions.


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Use the app to log and submit your catches for all competition days. Click the button below to see the rules and eligibility criteria for different species and divisions.


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About CCA Florida STAR 2021

CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha, boasts amazing prizes, is the largest family-friendly saltwater fishing competition in Florida and begins Memorial Day weekend.

A unique combination of conservation, data collection and education, plus prizes and scholarships valued at almost $500,000, makes CCA Florida STAR the states can’t-miss summer-long fishing competition. No other fishing tournament in Florida has the ability to engage anglers of all ages and experience levels and includes non-anglers who can participate and win simply by collecting trash and debris.

The STAR competition launched in Florida in 2015 with a focus on technology and conservation. STAR uses the social media-based event to educate the public on the importance of protecting Florida’s marine resources. Recognized as a ‘catch, photo and release’ competition, STAR’s smart phone app eliminates the requirement for anglers to harvest or capture and transport fish and constantly promotes the proper handling of all species in the competition.

To date, STAR has awarded over 1.2 million dollars in prizes with $600,000 of that being in college scholarships and non-angling participants have gathered over 6,600 five-gallon buckets of garbage.

With so many ways to win amazing prizes and help protect our marine resources, now is the time to get registered and make fishing in Florida more rewarding this summer.


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CCA Florida STAR 2021 begins at the posted sunrise on Saturday, May 29, 2021, and end at posted sunset on Monday, September 6, 2021!


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Frequently asked Questions

$40 for current CCA Florida Members | $75 for 18+ (includes one-year CCA Florida membership)
FREE for current, youth CCA Florida Members | $10 for youth, ages 6 to 17 (includes New Tide Membership)
The Competition will begin at the posted sunrise on Saturday, May 29, 2021, and end at posted sunset on Monday, September 6, 2021.
Yes. Only members in good standing of Coastal Conservation Association, its youth organization, New Tide, who are registered for the 2021 State-wide Tournament Anglers Rodeo, are eligible to participate.

You can see the entire list of rules by clicking here .
To date, STAR has awarded over 1.2 million dollars in prizes with $600,000 of that being in college scholarships and non-angling participants have gathered over 6,600 five-gallon buckets of garbage. You can see the list of past winners by clicking here .
Participation, Scholarship and logging rules differ by your age and division.

You can see the entire list of rules by clicking here .
STAR boundaries are the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and Florida Bay for the State of Florida and U.S. federal waters, from the boundary waters of the Florida/Alabama border extending seaward, eastward and then southward along the Florida gulf coast, to the waters of the Florida Keys, and then northward to the common boundary waters of the Florida/Georgia border extending seaward in the South Atlantic. All of the waters of Everglades National Park, as defined by the National Park Service, are included in the competition boundaries, as are all west and east coast bodies of water, including bays, harbors and tributaries. Fish taken outside of competition boundaries, from private impoundments or other waters not legally accessible to the general public, will not be eligible for entry. Anglers are prohibited from fishing in Bahamian, Cuban, or other non-U.S. waters.

You can see the entire list of rules by clicking here .
Registering for Florida STAR 2021 is easy.

Step 1: Click here to visit the CCA National site

Step 2: Create a Profile at CCA National if you are not a member already

Step 3: Register for the Florida STAR Tournament 2021 and make payments

You will be able to add your family members and setup your Username and Passwords from the CCA National website.

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