The Original Coloring Contest for Boys and Girls
In 1934 Minneapolis-Moline announced a “CONTEST for BOYS and GIRLS.” The next year it became a “Coloring Contest for Boys and Girls.”
M-M knew that if they could get boys and girls into the dealership dad and mom would come with them. This would give the M-M dealer the chance to try and sell implements to the parents. (Good marketing!)
This year, to create more interest among our younger family members and provide educational history, your MMCI Board of Directors is giving our coloring contest a new direction based on the original early contest.
The purpose is to bring generations together — and educate our youth about the Minneapolis-Moline company, to encourage the next generation, and to have an interest in the collectors club and M-M heritage.
The 1934 contest included questions to answer and a larger landscape. (You can click on each photo to see a larger view.)
Check out the contest rules and help a young boy and girl choose a picture to color. Pictures will also be available at the Winter Convention to color; must be entered Friday. Winners will be chosen the last day of the Winter Convention and announced at the banquet..