Student Case Report Contest

The RMTAO invites massage therapy students in Ontario, either as individuals or teams of two, to participate in the Student Case Report Contest! 

Students are encouraged to write and submit a Case Report on a novel condition or treatment of a patient, and report their clinical reasoning, treatment approach, and outcomes. The top three case reports will have their abstracts featured in the RMTAO quarterly magazine, Massage Therapy Today, posted in the resources section of the RMTAO website, and will be awarded a cash prize and Award of Recognition to be presented at the annual RMTAO Awards Dinner. 


To be eligible for the RMTAO Student Case Report Contest, applicants must: 

  • Be actively enrolled in a massage therapy program in Ontario, or a recent graduate from a massage therapy program in Ontario (maximum of 9 months prior to the deadline of June 15), and; 
  • Be a current member (Active or Student) of the RMTAO. 


Completed case reports must be delivered to the RMTAO at by June 15th at 23:59:59 EDT of each year. Winners will be notified on or before October 31st of each year. 


In addition to recognition at the RMTAO Awards Dinner and inclusion in Massage Therapy Today and on the RMTAO website, winners will receive a cash prize in the following amounts: 

  • First prize: $2,000
  • Second prize: $1,000
  • Third prize: $500 
If a winning case report has two authors, the prize will be divided between them.  

Submission Criteria 

Submissions will only be accepted when submitted by a faculty representative from each institution  on, or before, the submission deadline. Please indicate the school, class, and date of graduation of each student in the body of the email with the case reports attached in Word Document format. Each institution may submit a maximum of two case reports to the contest each calendar year. 

For full submission criteria,  Download Student Case Report Contest Guidelines  (PDF)

If you have any questions, contact the RMTAO at