WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School's Auto Body department will hold a lottery to determine which vehicles its students will repair for the 2013-2014 school year.

The deadline for submitting lottery applications is Friday, Nov. 16, and the lottery will be held Monday, Nov. 19.

Residents of Nashoba Tech's eight district communities -- Ayer, Chelmsford, Groton, Littleton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford -- are invited to enter their vehicles to be repaired as long as:

* The vehicle is registered and insured.

* The necessary repairs meet the educational and curriculum requirements of the school.

* The work is the result of a collision and is not a restoration project.

Vehicles will be assessed once the lottery has taken place. Those vehicles not chosen will remain on a waiting list in case an opening arises before the school year ends. Residents whose vehicles are chosen will assume the cost of materials used in the repair. The car will remain at Nashoba Tech as long as it takes to complete the repairs.

To enter a vehicle in the lottery, come to Nashoba Tech's main office, 100 Littleton Road in Westford, and fill out a work-order request form.