Transforming a pile of rusty parts into an award-winning, restored tractor is a
big challenge. Fortunately, entering your project into the Delo® Tractor Restoration
Competition is easy and fun.
Step 1: Download an instruction book and workbook template
Your workbook is your chance to share the story of your unique project.
Tell us how you brought the engine back to life, fixed the transmission, decided
how to design the exterior, etc. The instruction book also provides information on the competition
and guides you through the restoration process.
on this web site.
The deadline for submitting your completed instruction book is August 26, 2013.
Step 2: Complete and Submit a Project Workbook
Samples of past workbooks
are available for reference. These are only meant as guides and examples of how
past workbooks have been completed. The workbook is your chance to show your creativity
and describe your unique experience, so don't feel compelled to follow the exact
styles in the sample instruction books.
When your workbook is complete and ready for the judges send it to:
All entries will receive a confirmation receipt.
Step 3: Submit a Video
Now that your tractor is fully restored, it's time to make it a star! While the
workbook provides a detailed account of your project, the video (2-3 minutes) submission
is your chance to give the judges a behind-the-scenes glimpse into your experience
during the restoration and let them see and hear your tractor roar back to life.
If you're interested you can check out the information on how to prepare the video as well as samples of past submissions.
The deadline for submitting your video is also August 26, 2013
Step 4: Submit a photo
One more thing, don't forget to enter 5 beauty shots of your tractor. Put it in
a field, in front of your school, sit in the seat or take the pictures of the tractor
This is a new contest. More details on this contest can be found
A panel of expert judges will narrow the initial round of entries to a group of
12 finalists. Judging will be based on the quality of the restoration effort, documentation,
safety precautions and the oral presentation (finalists only). All selected finalists
will be invited to the National Finals Competition, held in conjunction with the
National FFA Convention. Finalists will make an oral presentation of their project
to a panel of five tractor restoration specialists.
Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on the last day of the convention.
The prizes for the 2013 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition are:
- Grand Champion: $10,000
- Reserve Champion: $5,000
- Bronze Champion: $3,000
- Best Presentation Award Recognition
- Most Video Votes: iPod nanos® for each member
- Best Photo Contest: Framed print plus $100 Gift Card