Graduate Research Video Competition

IFTSA 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 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.

2023-2016 Winning Entries

2023: Jenna Fryer
Oregon State University

Sipping Smoke – What is the sensory impact of wildfires on wine?

2022: Koentadi Hadinoto
University of New South Wales

The Use of Plasma-Activated Water for the Bacterial Inactivation on Beef

2021: Grace Dewi
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Probiotics and Phytobiotics against Salmenella Turkey Production and Processing

2020: Meghan McGillin
Cornell University

Combating Antimicrobial Resistances Using Double Hurdle Phage Therapy

2018: Anna Waller
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Micronutrient Sensors for Fortified Food

2016: Amadeus Ahnan
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Let's Experiment


Three finalists will receive $600 travel grants towards travel and registration to IFT FIRST. The winner of the competition will be selected for an industry visit to Campden BRI in the United Kingdom. The trip will be approximately ten 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 winner of the competition will be selected to attend a ten-day industry visit opportunity at Campden BRI in the United Kingdom which will occur in the fall of even numbered years. The winner of the competition will either visit with the previous year’s winner or, in the absence of a previous year’s winner, will wait until the following year for the visit. So, two finalists will visit Campden BRI every two years. The industry visit will take place during a mutually agreed upon time by the winner and Campden BRI.


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

Applications for this competition are open now through April 15, 2024.

Submit Your Application

Rules and Guidelines

Video Release Form (PDF)

Sample Verification Letter (PDF)

Competition Chair

Chamali Tharangani Kodikara, University of Manitoba