Case Report Contest

Our Case Report Contests are intended to enhance professional development and research skills

Update: MTF’s New Practitioner Case Report Contest—opening soon!

The Massage Therapy Foundation is reopening the previously offered Practitioner Case Report Contest in Spring 2023. Stay tuned and sign up below for updates when the contest opens.

    MTF’s 2023 Student Case Report Contest is now open!
    Submission deadline is June 1, 2023

    Are you a current massage therapy student with a case report to share? Student Case Report submission dates have changed in order to accommodate students who graduate between June and September. Students must still submit before their graduation date, but the contest will accept applications year-round. Applications will be reviewed once per year.

    2023 Student Case Report Contest Guidelines

    Student Case Report Contest checklist
    Authorship form
    Client informed consent form
    Student Case Report Contest rubric

    Case reports play an important role in scientific and professional literature. Writing a case report helps develop communication skills, critical thinking skills, and could contribute to future research and clinical practice.

    Since 2006, Massage Therapy Foundation has offered the Student Case Report Contest to provide an opportunity for students to develop research skills and enhance their ability to provide evidence-informed massage to the public. Cash prizes are available to contest winners contingent on publication of the case report.

    Looking for resources to write your case report? Check out MTF’s Case Report Hub to find a wealth of information:


    Students submitting a report must do so prior to their graduation date.

    For additional information please contact:
    Geri Ann Nelson, Program Manager, at or 847-905-1667
    or Gini Ohlson, Executive Director, at or 847-905-1520