Auc­tion­eer Chal­lenge a first

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Auc­tion­eers will be en­ter­tain­ing bids and vy­ing for brag­ging rights in the Auc­tion­eer Chal­lenge that will be held Septem­ber 24 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the IPM.

This is the fist time such a con­test will be held at the Plow­ing Match, ex­plains or­ga­nizer Flora Du­mouchel, a semi-re­tired In­gle­side auc­tion­eer.

The 30 com­peti­tors, in­clud­ing three from the United States, will be re­quired to sell three items. The sales­peo­ple will be judged by a five-mem­ber panel both on style and ef­fec­tive­ness. The par­tic­i­pants will be ranked on rhythm, clar­ity, ap­pear­ance, con­fi­dence, filler words and abil­ity to make the sale.

The win­ner of the con­test wins $1,000 and the op­por­tu­nity to sell a re­stored 1948 Ford trac­tor.

Sec­ond and third place fin­ish­ers will earn $750 and $500 re­spec­tively.

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