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!
 

2020–2021 Competition Guidelines

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

Curious about what a winning presentation looks like?

We’ve shared presentations of the winning submissions from 2019–2020 for the the competitions listed below. Check them out as you are working on your submission for this year.

Awards

Chapter of the Year

Excellence in Leadership Award
Submissions are now open for this competition.
 

College Bowl

College Bowl
Sponsored by Nestle Purina
Submissions for College Bowl are now closed.
 

Product Development Competitions

IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition
Sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery
Submissions for this competition are now closed.

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
Sponsored by Feeding Tomorrow
The submission deadline for this competition has been extended to February 15, 2021.

Smart Snacks for Kids
Submissions for this competition are now closed.
 

Which Product Development Competition is Right for You?

We’re here to help! Answer a few questions and get a recommendation on which competition is the best fit.

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Research Competitions

Submissions are now open for IFTSA research competitions.

Graduate Research Video Competition
Sponsored by Campden BRI

Undergraduate Research Competition


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