published on 6/14/2020 1:11:00 PM in Rules
1. Organization, objects, members
1.1 Tractor of the Year is an international award that yearly a group of independent journalists – specialized in agricultural mechanization – assigns to the best tractor in the European market. The award is split in three categories: Tractor of the Year; Best Utility; Best of Specialized; Sustainable TOTY
1.2 The award is ruled under the trade name Tractor of the Year (TotY)*
1.3 A jury member may engage one named colleague to help or support him/her in the jury work as a deputy, but only the formal jury member as the right to vote.
1.4 A deputy can represent the single jury member at single meeting, field tests or other occasions.
1.5 The jury may appoint new members by voting. New candidates can be proposed by any juror.
1.6 New jury members are selected in countries not involved in the jury yet
1.7 A jury member may be suspended for the following reasons:
a) if he/she neglects his/her right to vote
b) if he/she whishes to be dismissed
e) if he/she breaks the rules, the guide lines or ethics of the Tractor of the Year organization
f) if he/she spoils internal relevant news/information.
1.8 Tractor of the Year shall be financially independent from any agricultural tractor manufacturer, dealer or distributor.
*Tractor of the Year is a trade mark registered by Vado e Torno Edizioni Srl
2. Eligibility of awards recipients
2.1 Candidate tractors must be available in the European market within the election year (i.e. Tractor of the Year 2021: tractors must be available for the customers within December 2021).
2.2 Candidate tractors cannot be awarded or shortlisted in a previous edition.
2.3 Each brand can candidate only one vehicle per category.
2.4 Candidate vehicle must be introduced to the jury during the kick-off event ‘Let the challenge begin’
3. Award election procedure
3.1 among the candidates that are introduced to the jury during the event “Let the challenge Begin” the jury selects the shortlist for each category
3.1 shortlists will include maximum 5 tractors per category
3.2 all the shortlisted tractors of the three main categories (Tractor of the Year; Best Utility; Best of Specialized) run for Sustainable Toty.
3.3 shortlists are formally communicate within the end of June
3.4 the manufacturers of the shortlisted tractors have the option to organize specific field tests for the jury
3.5 shortlisted tractors are free to use the “TotY FINALIST” logo.
3.6 voting must be done by filling the specific voting form based on the category voting parameters.
3.7 within the end of October the chairman collects the voting forms
3.8 the award will be presented to the winning tractors during the awarding ceremony date on a major exhibition.
3.9 winners of the awards are free to use the TotY WINNER logo
The participants are kindly required to try to limit any kind of embargo on product news shared with jury for the TotY purpose.
In case tractor brands are willing to organize field tests or a dedicated event for the shortlisted tractors, we suggest to focus tests and presentation on the TotY voting parameters.
In case will not be possible to organize a specific field test or event, we suggest to contact the single juror through your local dealers, in order to give the opportunity to test the tractor.
We recommend to give to each juror all the information about the candidate tractors.
TotY is glad to give all the support in order to share information with the jury.
During field tests or other events, any extra activitiy is welcome, but does not effect on the final voting.
We kindly asks to fit with BKT tires the shortlisted tractors during exhibitions, communication activities and photo shoots dedicate to Tractor of the Year award.
BKT team will be glad to fully support this kind of activities.