Competitions & Awards

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


Chapter of the Year

Excellence in Leadership Award


College Bowl

College Bowl – Rosters and Questions Due February 1, 2020
Sponsored by Nestle Purina


Product Development Competitions

30th Annual IFTSA & MARS Product Development Competition – Due February 1, 2020
Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery

IFTSA Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition – Due February 1, 2020

Smart Snacks for Kids – Due February 1, 2020

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Need some help deciding which product development competition is right for you? We’re here to help! Just answer a few questions and get a recommendation on the right competition is the best fit for you.

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Research Competitions

Graduate Research Video Competition – Due March 15, 2020
Sponsored by Campden BRI

Undergraduate Research Competitions – Due March 15, 2020

JFSE Food Science in Action Contest – Due May 11, 2020


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