Applied Research/Technology Report Contest

The Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) is pleased to announce the details of the 2019 National Contest. The contest is open to all students in their final year of a CTAB or TAC accredited Applied Science or Engineering Technology program.

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 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 (pdf) sent via email to If the electronic file size is greater than 6 Mbytes please post to an online drive (e.g. Google Drive or DropBox) (in pdf format).
                Projects should be submitted in a single file format, otherwise they may be rejected.

The Top Five Finalists will be announced by September 30, 2019

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


  • May 16, 2019 - Contest Forms issued to all Educational Agencies
  • June 28, 2019 - Submission deadline
  • Fall 2019 - Winners announced following CTAB Board Mtg

For more information, please contact:
Accreditation Program Manager
Canadian Technology Accreditation Board
2197 Riverside Dr., Suite 301
Ottawa, ON K1H 7X3