One talented landscape contractor will win a New Holland skid steer loader at the 2010 GIE+EXPO show in October. New Holland Construction is sponsoring the 2010 Landscaper’s Challenge, a nationwide contest to find the best design and build project of the year.

“New Holland has focused on the landscaping industry ever since we introduced our first skid steer loader in 1972,” said Dave December, marketing manager of New Holland Construction. “This contest illustrates our deep commitment to the hard-working landscape contractors in the field every day. Our machine’s lift-and-carry capability is a great asset to any company’s design and build operation.”

To participate in the contest, landscape contractors must register online. Contestants also are required to provide a summary — 300 words or less — that describes a unique landscaping project and explains why this project represents their company’s best work in terms of challenges or difficult technical problems they overcame.

Six semi-finalists will be chosen throughout the year — one each month from April through September. The grand prize winner will be selected from the semi-finalists and announced during the first day of the GIE+EXPO show, held Oct. 28 to 31 in Louisville, Ky.

The grand prize winner will receive a New Holland L170 skid steer loader worth more than $32,000.