Competitions & Awards

Challenge your knowledge, make new friendships, and have fun with product development and research competitions. Get experience developing new products, present your research, and show off your food science knowledge. Don’t miss out!

2023–2024 Competition & Awards Guidelines

Looking for information on this year’s competitions? Updated guidelines for all competitions and awards are now available on each competition’s page.


Chapter of the Year

Excellence in Leadership Award

College Bowl

College Bowl
Sponsored by Nestlé Purina

Product Development Competitions

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
Sponsored by Feeding Tomorrow Fund

IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition
Sponsored by Mars Wrigley

Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition

Research Competitions

Graduate Research Video Competition
Sponsored by Campden BRI

Undergraduate Research Competition
Sponsored by Phi Tau Sigma

External Competitions

Eggcelerator Lab Product Development Competition
Sponsored by American Egg Board

IFT Division Competitions

Division Hackathons
Sponsored by the Carbohydrate, International, and Nonthermal Processing Divisions

Food Packaging Development Competition
Sponsored by the Food Packaging Division

InfoFoodrafic: A Global Infographic Competition
Sponsored by the Product Development Division

Proteins of the Future Challenge
Sponsored by the Protein Division

Explore Scholarships

IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Fund, offers a variety of academic, tuition scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.

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