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.
2020 College Bowl Competition
Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we were unable to hold the 2020 College Bowl competition.
2019 National Champion
University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Central Area (pictured below)
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 IFTSA Chapter may draft one team. Teams should be made up of undergraduate and graduate members of IFT. Complete eligibility requirements will be available in the competition guidelines document that will be available later this year.
Key Updates for 2020–21 College Bowl:
See updated competition guidelines below for full details.
Abigail Sommer, The Ohio State University