Chevron Products Co, the sponsor of the long-running Delo Tractor Restoration Competition says for 2012, the contest will have some different rules.
A key change is the opening of the event to non-FFA members for the first time, with four of its 12 finalist seats reserved for non-FFA entries, while the other eight will remain in FFA jurisdiction.
Channing Reeder, marketing specialist for Chevron, says, "By opening the competition to non-FFA members, we are able to create a more inclusive event with broader appeal. This will ensure the most compelling teen restoration projects are recognized. We hope 2012 is the beginning of a new phase in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition history that will result in expanded interest and a more exciting event…"
The award package for the 2012 event has also been updated, with the Grand Champion receiving a $10,000 prize, double the amount of previous years. Reserve Champion will now receive $5,000 and third place honors will be awarded $3,000.
Team members from the winning submission in the Best Video competition will receive a Kindle Fire, while runners-up will receive a $100 gift card. The Best Video competition is open to all 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition entrants – not just finalists – and is designed to engage the families, friends and the community of each entrant, allowing for the public to show support for their favorite projects.
The online video vote is a standalone competition and has no influence on the outcome of the event held in Indianapolis.
For more information on the program for 2012, visit DELO TRACTOR and download the instruction book.
The Delo Tractor Restoration Competition has been running since 1995 and is aimed at rewarding the determination, mechanical skills and business savvy of high school aged tractor restorers from around the country. Entry forms are available now, and the deadline for entries in the contest is August 27, 2012.
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