Applied Research / Technology Report Contest 2017

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The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the details of the 2017 National Contest. The contest is open to all students in their final year of a CTAB accredited Applied Science or Engineering Technology program in Canada.

Criteria: Applied Research/Technology Reports can be individual or team projects (maximum of four authors). Reports (min 3000 words) must clearly demonstrate research abilities, analysis of a problem, original design, calculations, graphical communications, project management applications, estimating and conclusions in accordance with the National Technology Benchmarks®

Limitations:  one submission per CTAB accredited program. Nomination Form must be signed by the Dean or Academic Chair.

Judging: All submissions will be reviewed by a CTAB Contest Committee. Judging will be based on: originality, complexity, academic rigour, innovation, conclusions and overall presentation format. Judge decisions are final.

Format:  One copy posted to a secure server with user id and password access. (in pdf format). Projects should be submitted in a single file format, otherwise they may be rejected.

The Top Ten Finalists will be announced by September 30, 2017

Confidentiality:  All submissions received will be treated as Confidential and will not be copied or reproduced in any manner.  **NEW** in order to showcase the significant work produced by our graduating Technologists, CTAB reserves the right to publish the winning reports on the CTAB website.


1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250



June 6, 2017 Contest Forms issued to all Educational Agencies
July 21, 2017 Submission deadline
September 30, 2017 Top 10 Finalists announced
October 30, 2017 Winners announced following CTAB Board Mtg


Download the Nomination Form here


Please send the nomination form along with the report to:

Accreditation Program Manager
Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
2197 Riverside Dr., Suite 301
Ottawa, ON  K1H 7X3