College Bowl

Nestle Purina LogoSince 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.

2019 National Champion

National Champion
University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Central Area (pictured below)

Runner-up
The Ohio State University, Midwest Area

College Bowl 2019 winners

Congratulations to the team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, national champion of the 2019 College Bowl.

College Bowl 2019 winners

Congratulations to the team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, national champion of the 2019 College Bowl.

Awards

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.

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $750

Eligibility

Each IFTSA Chapter may draft one team. Teams should be made up of undergraduate and graduate members of IFT. For complete eligibility and competition rules, please review the Rules and Regulations document for this competition.

Deadlines

  • Team rosters and questions: February 1, 2020, 11:59pm (CT)
  • Regional competitions: Dates vary (see area meeting dates)
  • Final team roster: One week prior to regional competition

Submit your application

 

Application Guidelines and Roster Template

For complete rules and application, please see the College Bowl guidelines below.

Download guidelines

Download the team roster template (xlsx)

How to Prep for the College Bowl

Learn some new tips and tricks for preparing to compete in College Bowl.

Learn some new tips and tricks for preparing to compete in College Bowl.


Competition Chair

Abigail Sommer, The Ohio State University