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!

2022–2023 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 Nestle Purina

Division Competitions

Proteins of the Future Challenge 
Sponsored by the Protein Division

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

Student Food Packaging Development Competition
Sponsored by the Food Packaging Division

Don’t Spoil It! International Division Hackathon 2023
Sponsored by the International Division

Product Development Competitions

IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition
Sponsored by Mars Wrigley

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
Sponsored by Feeding Tomorrow

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

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