Graduate Research Video Competition

Campden BRI logoShowcase your graduate research in a creative and concise way! Interested students will submit a fun, creative, three-minute video related to original research being conducted by the student during their graduate studies. The research can be on any subject related to food science or technology.

Students will submit a personal statement explaining why they should be chosen to visit competition sponsor Campden BRI in the United Kingdom, and the different ways they plan to capture their experience through various social media channels.

2019–2020 Competition Winner Presentation

2019–2020 Winner

  • Meghan McGillin, Cornell University

2019–2020 Finalists

  • Haochen Dai, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Nicholas Reitz, University of California, Davis


Three finalists will receive $500 travel grants towards travel to the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Event. The winner of the competition will be selected for an industry visit to Campden BRI in the United Kingdom. The trip will be approximately 10 days long. The winner’s travel costs will be covered up to $7,500. Final details will be determined by the sponsoring company in discussion with the winner. 

Details on the Campden BRI Visit

The industry visit will occur at a mutually agreed upon time between September and December. While at Campden BRI, the winner will have the opportunity to experience each of the major divisions (science, technology, brewing, and knowledge management), focusing on the most relevant areas to the winner’s studies. They will visit industry members to gain insight to the UK/EU perspective.


Participants should be currently enrolled in a graduate level degree program (i.e., MS, PhD, or equivalent) and a current student member of IFT. For complete details, consult the guidelines document for this competition.

Competition Submission and Guidelines

The submission deadline for this competition has passed.

Download competition guidelines (PDF)

Download video release form (PDF)

Sample Verification Letter

Download sample letter (PDF)

Competition Chair

Ahmed M. Gomaa, Alabama A&M University