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General Rules/Eligibility      


The rules and regulations stated herein are presented for the purpose of establishing basic rules and guidelines to follow in conducting a small engines event. These rules will not cover every situation that may be encountered during an event. One of the responsibilities of the local event manager will be to make local rulings that are not covered herein. There will be a panel of judges to make final decisions at the state contest.

1. Schools may bring as many teams as they like to a district competition. First and second place teams automatically advance to state competition (even if they are from the same school). If a district has more than 4 teams at district then 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams will advance. If a district has more than 8 teams, then 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams will advance. No school can send more than 2 teams to state competition. No district can send more than 4 teams.

2. Any FFA member in good standing will be eligible to participate.

3. High school students that have not won as team members in the state level will be eligible to compete in the event again. Any infraction of this rule will result in immediate disqualification of the team and will not be allowed to compete in the state event.

4. Parental consent forms must be submitted by all participants. The team will not be allowed to compete, regardless of circumstances, if forms are not submitted.

5. Team members are not allowed to leave the area during the event.

6. Last year of eligibility will be their senior year.

7. Teams may be disqualified for the following reasons: • Failure to follow rules and regulations or the team judge's instruction. • Violation of common safety rules and/or endangering team mates thorough carelessness. • Misconduct on the part of anyone affiliated with the school or behavior not in the spirit of the contest will result in a disqualification. • Any use of electronic devices including but not limited to ipads, computers or cell phones is not allowed at any time during competition.

Past Test/Materials      
Links to past contest material by category and year

Resource Documents      
Links to helpful documents and videos in guiding and preparing a team for the Small Engines CDE

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