Since 1985, the Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) College Bowl Competition has tested the knowledge of student teams from across the United States in the following areas: food science and technology, the 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 and provides a forum for students to engage in friendly competition.
Teams for IFTSA Student Chapters compete in regional competitions within eight geographical areas, then the winning regional teams compete live in a final competition at IFT FIRST.
2023 College Bowl Competition Winners
University of Wisconsin-Madison
College Bowl Regions
Learn about the schools represented in each region.
Each finalist team will receive a reimbursement for team travel and registration to IFT FIRST up to $1,900. In addition to this reimbursement, the following prizes will be awarded.
Teams may be composed of members of student chapters of IFT and IFT student members not affiliated with a chapter. Teams can include members from multiple chapters and non-affiliated members; however, each school may only be represented on one team and participants may only compete on one team. Teams should be made up of undergraduate and graduate members. Complete eligibility requirements are available in the competition guidelines document.
2023–2024 Competition Deadlines, Guidelines, and Roster Template
Deadline: February 1st, 2024
Fill out the team registration and submit 25 new questions via the online form
Juan Pablo Arevalo, Texas A&M University
April Huang, Cornell University