2013 is the 47th running of the California QSO Party - 'CQP' - perhaps the largest US State QSO Party!
The objective of the CQP is to work as many stations in California as you can on both CW and Phone. Stations may be worked once per mode/band combination for points with California Counties (58 of them) as individual multipliers.
California stations get credit for working stations inside and outside of the state with US States and Canadian Provinces as their multipliers.
The contest runs from 1600Z 5th October 2013 to 2200Z on 6th October 2013.
An all-out effort is being made to beat the record by a wide margin in 2013 – there should be TONS of activity from California!
The Northern California Contest Club sponsors CQP and offers a variety of awards open to stations inside and outside of California. The awards include plaques for the top operators in the Youth (under 18) and YL categories. A list of the awards is included in the rules.
Full rules for the CQP - http://www.cqp.org/Rules.html