As Bobcat, West Fargo, N.D., marks 50 years of equipment innovation, the company still seeks input from customers through its How Bobcat Unleashed Me Contest. The company asks users to share how Bobcat equipment has helped them in performing work better, smarter, and faster.

To enter, equipment users write a brief essay about their experiences with Bobcat equipment and fill out an entry form at the Bobcat 50 Years Unleashed Web site. The grand-prize winner will receive a $75,000 Bobcat gift certificate, good for products or attachments at a designated Bobcat dealership in North America. Five second-prize winners will receive $1,000 gift certificates, ten third-prize winners will receive a Bobcat jacket, and 50 monthly winners will receive the Limited Tailgate Edition of the book “Bobcat: 50 Years of Opportunity, 1958 – 2008.” Weekly winners will receive a Bobcat 50th Anniversary hat. The grand prize-winner will be selected from the weekly winners.