College Bowl

This competition is now closed.

Since 1985, the IFTSA College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the areas of food science and technology, history of foods and food processing, food law, and general IFT/food-related trivia.

The College Bowl is designed to facilitate interaction among students from different universities, stimulate the students' desire to accumulate and retain knowledge, and provide a forum for students to engage in friendly competition. Teams for IFT Student Chapters in eight geographical areas of the Student Association compete in area competitions prior to the IFT Annual Meeting. The winning teams from the eight areas then compete in a final competition at the Annual Meeting.

All finalists receive a $1000 travel grant. The national champion earns a $1000 award, and the runner-up a $750 award.

2017 Regional Champions:

Central Atlantic Area: Pennsylvania State University
Midwest Area: Purdue University
North Atlantic Area: University of Massachusetts Amherst
North Central Area: University of Wisconsin at Madison
Pacific Northwest Area: University of California, Davis
Pacific Southwest Area: Chapman University
South Central Area: Louisiana State University
Southeast Area: University of Georgia


Questions submitted: January 31
Names of team members: January 31
Regional competitions: dates vary
Final team roster: 1 week prior to regional competition

Amy Parr
University of California-Davis

Competition Rules (PDF)
Questions Template (XLSX)
Team Roster Template (XLSX)