The Registered Massage Therapists’ Association of Ontario (RMTAO) is pleased to invite massage therapy students, either as individuals or in teams of up to two, to participate in the RMTAO Student Case Report Contest.

Who is Eligible to Submit

In order to be eligible for the RMTAO Student Case Report Contest, applicants must be:

  • Actively enrolled and attending the massage therapy program at one of the massage therapy colleges in Ontario, or a recent graduate (maximum of 9 months from the deadline of November 15th) from an Ontario Massage Therapy program; and
  • A current (student of active) member of the RMTAO


The deadline for submissions for this year are November 15, 2020 

Criteria for Submission

Each participating educational institution (if multiple campuses, please specify location) must appoint a liaison for the RMTAO Student Case Report Contest. Each institute may submit a maximum of two student case reports to the contest in each calendar year. Selection of the two student case reports is up to each institute and submitted by the institute’s liaison.

The case report document must be: 

  • 2000-4000 words, excluding the cover page and references (APA format only); 
  • Saved as a Microsoft Word document;
  • Written in English; 
  • Single-spaced with 1 inch margins on all sides;
  • Regular type which does not exceed a 12-point font or be less that 9-point, in a common font such as Times, Arial, etc; and,
  • A one-column page format with numbered pages.


The case reports will be added to the RMTAO Research Resources area of the website for the Association members to access. The authors will be named as the recipients of an Award of Recognition and a cash prize at the annual RMTAO Awards Ceremony.

The prize amounts will be: 

First Prize: $2,000.00
Second Prize: $1,000.00
Third Prize: $500.00 


Please direct all inquiries, liaison registration, and entry submissions to the RMTAO Case Report Contest Research Committee at:


For more information, please view the full Student Case Report Contest Guidelines.