Competitions & Awards

Challenge your knowledge, make new friendships, and have fun with IFT Student Association (IFTSA) product development and research competitions. Get experience developing new products, present your research, and show off your food science knowledge. Don't miss out!

Ready to apply? Click the  button on the right side of this page to begin.

2023-2024 Competition & Awards Guidelines

Looking for information on this year’s competitions? Updated guidelines for all competitions and awards are now available on each competition’s page.

Product Development Competitions

IFTSA & Mars Product Development Competition
Sponsored by Mars Wrigley

Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Competition
Sponsored by Feeding Tomorrow

Smart Snacks for Kids Product Development Competition

College Bowl

College Bowl
Sponsored by Nestlé Purina

Research Competitions

Graduate Research Video Competition
Sponsored by Campden BRI

Undergraduate Research Competition
Sponsored by Phi Tau Sigma


Chapter of the Year

Excellence in Leadership Award

How to Apply

To begin your application, please login with your IFT username and password using the button on the right side of this page. If you do not have login credentials, you may register for free using the "Create an IFT Account" option and then log in with your new account information.

Contact Us

Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA)
525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: +1.312.782.8424
Email:   iftsa@ift.org