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Competitions

The OSRT and the OSRT Education and Research Foundation sponsor competitive events conducted annually at the Annual Meeting. Competitive events include the following: Student Quiz Bowl, Technologist and Student Professional Poster Competition, Technologist and Student Essay Competitions and the Philip W. Ballinger Student Self-Assessment Exam. Educational and Research Grants are funded through the OSRT Education and Research Foundation.

Click GRANTS to review and apply for one of the many grants offered by the Foundation.

Quiz Bowl Competition

Congratulations to the 2017 Quiz Bowl Winners
1st Place Columbus State Community College
2nd Place Sinclair Community College 

 CSCC 1st Pl w  

This could be your team! To sponsor a Quiz Bowl team at the next O.S.R.T. Annual Meeting, please complete the online application form and submit the $20.00 participation fee no later than March 1. Fees associated with the Quiz Bowl event support the O.S.R.T. Education and Research Foundation. Applications and participation fees received after March 1 will not be accepted and will be returned to the Program Director. Please note that the application AND the fee must be submitted by the deadline in order for your team to participate.

Only one team application is permitted per institution and only eight student team members are permitted per team. At the time of application, each student team member must be a member of O.S.R.T. or hold membership in another state radiologic technologist professional society (if outside of Ohio). The O.S.R.T. Executive Secretary will verify student membership for all team members listed on the online form. If your team is from outside of Ohio, you must fax or mail a copy of each team participant’s membership card prior to the deadline (see application automated Thank You for fax and mailing address information once the application is submitted).

All student team members must be registered for the Annual Meeting by the pre-registration deadline. The Program Director will be notified of any student team member(s) not meeting the membership and meeting pre-registration requirements and, these students will not be permitted to participate in the competition. Students deemed ineligible for participation will not be replaced by another student.

The 2018 Quiz Bowl Rules are currently under revision. Check back after November 1 to download the 2018 rules. 

Questions or inquiries regarding the Quiz Bowl can be directed to Quiz Bowl Committee Co-Chairs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click this link to access the online application form

Case Study Poster Competition

The OSRT Education and Research Foundation Case Study Poster Competition is opened to student and registered technologists.  Applicants must upload their PowerPoint Science Poster presentation as a .ppt or .pptx file format with the submitted online application.

Some suggestions for a successful competition include:

  • Cite your sources using AMA style. Your library can help you with this, or you can find some helpful free links online, like these:
    AMA Manual of Style; or I University Library.
  • Closely follow the stated case study rules. If rules or AMA citation are not met, your poster will be ineligible for competition.
  • This is a competition that requires minimum standards for awards. Minimum standard criteria must be met to be selected to present your case study and be eligible for an award.

Click on the document links below for guidelines, rules, and judging rubrics.

Apply & Submit Now

Professional Poster Competition

The OSRT Education and Research Foundation Professional Poster Competition is opened to student and registered technologists. Applicants must electronically submit the online application form to participate in the Professional Poster Competition. 

Some suggestions for successful competition include:

  • Cite your sources in AMA style. Your library can help you with this, or you can find some helpful free links online, like these:
    AMA Manual of StyleI University Library
  • Closely follow the stated poster rules. If rules or AMA citation are not met, your poster will be ineligible for an award.
  • Determine if your poster fits the criteria for either the Research or Clinical categories by reading both judging rubrics below. This is a competition that requires minimum standards for awards. Minimum standard criteria must be met to receive an award.

Click on the document links below for rules and judging rubrics.

Once you have read and understand the documents above, click the Apply Now link below to complete and submit the online application.

Apply Now

Essay Competition

The OSRT Education and Research Foundation Essay Competition is opened to students and registered technologists. Click on the documents below to access the Essay Rules and Criteria and Essay Judging Rubric. To participate in the Essay Competition, applicants must complete the online application form and electronically submit both the application and the essay in PDF format only.

Some suggestions for successful competition include:

  • Cite your sources in AMA style. Your library can help you with this, or you can find some helpful free links online, like these:
    AMA Manual of StyleI University Library
  • Closely follow the stated essay rules. If rules or AMA citation are not met, your poster will be ineligible for an award.
  • Determine if your essay fits the criteria for the competition by reading the judging rubric below. This is a competition that requires minimum standards for awards. Minimum standard criteria must be met to receive an award.

Click on the document links below for rules and the judging rubric.

Once you have read and understand the documents above, click the Apply Now link below to complete and submit the online application.

Apply Now