Chevron Products Company (a Chevron USA Inc. division) maker of Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants, and coolants has announced a major overhaul to its long-running Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. A key change in 2012 is the opening of the event to non-FFA members for the first time in the program's history. In 2012, the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will set aside four of its 12 finalist seats for restorations not affiliated with the FFA. The remaining eight finalist spots will be reserved for FFA projects.
"By opening the competition to non-FFA members—while still keeping the FFA focus—we are able to create a more inclusive event with broader appeal," says Channing Reeder, indirect channel marketing specialist, Chevron Products Company.
The award package for the 2012 event also has 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 take home a $100 gift card. The Best Video competition is open to all 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition entrants—not just finalists—and is designated 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 is a standalone competition and has no influence on the outcome of the event held in Indianapolis.
For detailed information on the 2012 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition and the program changes, you can go online to www.DeloTractorRestorationCompetition.com. During April 2012, instructions and workbook are available for download from that address; workbook, photos, and video submission deadline (must be submitted electronically) is August 27; video voting begins online September 10; finalists will be announced on Facebook September 24; the FFA convention in Indianapolis will be October 24-26; and the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition will be Oct. 24-25 during the convention.