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 IFT Student Chapters compete in area competitions within the eight geographical areas of IFTSA prior to the IFT annual event. The winning teams from the eight areas then compete in a final competition at the IFT annual event.
Interested in hosting a Regional College Bowl Competition in 2023?
IFTSA is currently seeking bids from campuses interested in hosting a Regional College Bowl Competition next year. Bids are due July 1, 2022. Please reach out to [email protected] with questions.
Cornell University, North Atlantic Area (pictured below)
University of Maryland, Central Atlantic Area
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we were unable to hold the 2020 College Bowl competition.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Central Area
The Ohio State University, Midwest Area
Each finalist team will receive a reimbursement for team travel to the IFT annual event up to $1,500. In addition to this reimbursement, the following prizes will be awarded.
Each institution may draft one team. Teams should be made up of undergraduate and graduate members of IFT. Complete eligibility requirements are available in the competition guidelines document.
Deadline: February 1st, 2023
Key Updates for 2022–23 College Bowl:
See updated competition guidelines below for full details.
Jenna Fryer, Oregon State University