2020 Student Product Development Competition


Attention participants: See below for postponed key dates due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Also, a video will no longer be required or considered for evaluation until the finalist round. Further changes may be announced as the situation develops. Please contact us with any questions or feedback.

Please submit finalist report here

Please submit video here


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When submitting your documents you MUST include the name of the document, your university affiliation, and the name of your team captain in the file name. For example: Report Submission- Cranberry University – John Doe

Accepted file types for the report submission include: DOC, DOCX and PDF

Accepted file types for the video proposal include: AVI, MSVIDEO, XTROFF-MSVIDEO, X-MSVIDEO, QUICKTIME, X-MS-WMV and MP4

Accepted file types for the presentation include: PPT, PPTX and PDF

Files must be under 60 MB each in size.

2020 Competition Finalists:
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • The University of Minnesota
2019 Competition Finalists:
  • 1st place: The University of Minnesota
  • 2nd place: University of California, Davis
  • 3rd place: The Ohio State University

Student Finalist Competition Ocean Spray

2018 Competition Finalists:
  • 1st place: University of Maine
  • 2nd place: The Pennsylvania State University
  • 3rd place: University of Massachusetts Amherst
2017 Competition Finalists:
  • 1st place: Virginia Tech
  • 2nd place: Ohio State University
  • 3rd place: Pennsylvania State University
2016 Competition Finalists:
  • 1st place: University of Florida
  • 2nd place: Delaware Valley
  • 3rd place: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2015 Competition Finalists
  • 1st place: Cornell University
  • 2nd place: Johnson & Wales University
  • 3rd place: Ohio State University


Deadlines/Important Dates

  • Student Entry Forms Due: December 13, 2019
  • Product Submission Forms Due:
    April 10, 2020
  • Finalists Announced: May 8, 2020
  • Finalist Reports and Presentations Due: July 10, 2020
  • Competition Finals: July 30, 2020

Competition Contact


More Information

Concept Overview
Complete Rules and Regulations
Ingredient Technical Brief
NEW! Competition rules and regulation addendum