College Bowl

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.


2014 Winner: Pennsylvania State University

1st Runner Up: The Ohio State University

Past Winners

Pennsylvania State University
Cornell University
2012 Brigham Young University 2011 The Ohio State University 
2010 University of Georgia 2009 North Carolina State University
2008 The Ohio State University 2007 University of Arkansas
2006 University of California-Davis 2005 Brigham Young University
2004 University of Minnesota 2003 University of Wisconsin - Madison
2002 University of Minnesota
2001 North Carolina State University
2000 North Carolina State University 1999 Rutgers University
1998 Ohio State University 1997 Brigham Young University
1996 University of Arkansas 1995 Pennsylvania State University
1994 University of Minnesota 1993 Oregon State University
1992 Brigham Young University 1991 Utah State University
1990 Purdue University 1989 Cornell University
1988 Oregon State University 1987 Purdue University
1986 Cornell University 1985 North Atlantic Area


Kimberlee Au
Chapman University

Competition Rules (PDF)
IFTSA Competition Penalty Policy
Question Format Instructions (PDF)
Question Submission Template (xls) 


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