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 Winner

Alexander Joseph Taylor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Graduation Video Comp winner 2019

Congratulations to Alexander Joseph Taylor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), winner of the 2019 Graduate Video Competition, sponsored by Campden BRI. Pictured with Taylor are IFT Past President Colin Dennis; Jeremy Davies, commercial director, Campden BRI; Bertrand Emond, head of membership and training, Campden BRI; and Amadeus Ahnan, first winner of the award.

Graduation Video Comp winner 2019

Congratulations to Alexander Joseph Taylor (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), winner of the 2019 Graduate Video Competition, sponsored by Campden BRI. Pictured with Taylor are IFT Past President Colin Dennis; Jeremy Davies, commercial director, Campden BRI; Bertrand Emond, head of membership and training, Campden BRI; and Amadeus Ahnan, first winner of the award.

Awards

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.

Eligibility

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

Award Guidelines

Deadline Extension: March 30, 2020 11:59pm (CT)

For complete rules and application, please see the Graduate Research Video Competition guidelines below.

Download Guideline (PDF)    Download Video Release Form (PDF)    Click here to apply


Sample Verification Letter

Download Sample Letter (PDF)

Competition Chair

Cameron Wicks, University of Wisconsin-Madison