1.1 Tractor of the Year is a free and independent international organization formed by professional agricultural journalists, created to form a jury which elects the annual Tractor of the Year; Best Utility; Best of Specialized; Best Design
1.2 The organization 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 The Tractor of the Year organization shall be financially independent from any agricultural tractor manufacturer, dealer or distributor.