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PSRT Techni-bowl Competition Rules


PSRT Techni-bowl Competition Rules

Competition Rules 2024

Fee to compete in Technibowl is $50 per team.

To promote student enthusiasm and demonstrate knowledge of the study of radiologic technology.


  • Participating schools of radiologic technology must have accreditation in good standing with an accrediting agency recognized by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
  • Each team must consist of two student members from the same program and having completed their didactic education in radiography, as determined and verified by the chairperson or program director.  Students may not be registered technologists.
  • Students are not permitted to compete more than once during their education.
  • Each school is also strongly advised to have one alternate team member. The alternate must also be a student from the same program.
  • A maximum of two teams from each program may participate.
  • A $50.00 registration fee must be submitted for each team participating either at the time of registration, or by check/money order after indicating such payment on the application. Applications must be filled out online at psrtonline.org by the program director.
  • Each team is also advised to have a current faculty member or program official accompany them to the competition to serve as a team representative.
  • All members of the team must be a registered student PSRT member and must have registered to attend the meeting at the student attendee rate.
  • Team members (including alternate) must be formally checked-in 15 minutes in advance of the start of the formal competition. Any team not present and registered by the start of the scheduled competition must forfeit.

Competition Questions:
The competition will consist of thirty questions. All questions will be of the multiple-choice style and will have only one correct answer. All questions will be referenced with reputable, current, and relevant sources. To ensure the integrity of Techni-Bowl, competition questions will be selected by a qualified and current educator in the radiologic sciences.


Question breakdown will be as follows:

Radiation Safety – 6 questions

Image Production & Evaluation – 8 questions
Radiographic Procedures – 12 questions
Patient Care and Education – 4 questions

Thirty questions will be asked. Each question with its choice of answers will be read by the chairperson once as it is simultaneously projected onto a screen. If the overhead projector fails the questions and answers will be read aloud twice but will not be viewed.

  • Each team will be assigned a moderator to record the team’s answers.  The moderator cannot be associated with the school the team represents.
  • Each team will have 4 cards with A, B, C and D written on them.  The team will show their answer to their moderator using the cards.
  • Students will have 10 seconds from the end of the question reading to provide an answer.  Students can change answers anytime up to the point “time” is called, but not after.
  • The moderator will record the team’s response on the score sheet.
  • When the correct answer is revealed, the moderator will record the correct answer and give a point for correct answers.
  • Moderators will add up the number correct and confer with the chairperson to determine a winner.

Team members are not permitted to communicate in any manner with any individual except each other. Teams that violate this rule will immediately be dismissed from the competition.

Two sample questions will be read prior to the start of competition so competing teams understand the question format, response system, and the time interval.

Should a tie occur at the end of the thirty questions, additional questions will be asked in a tie-breaker round of 10 questions each round until clear winners are identified.  Tie-breaker questions will be asked in the same manner as the initial round.


  1. All participants, spectators, educators, and technologists are expected to display proper decorum, civility, professionalism, and good sportsmanship at all times. Any individual who is disruptive and/or violates this code will be removed from the competition upon the judges’ decision and may be barred from further attendance.
  2. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in competition rooms and people with alcoholic beverages in their possession, or who appear to be intoxicated upon the judges’ decision, will be considered disruptive and will be barred from the competition.
  3. All electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, blue tooths, cameras, etc) must be turned off and stowed during competition. Any participant who is found to be using an electronic device of any type during the competition will be immediately dismissed from the competition along with the entire team from that program.
  4. Audience participation is prohibited.
  5. Judges’ decisions are final.
  6. Objections to competition questions and procedures, including judges’ decisions, are prohibited during the competition. After the competition, objections can be directed to the chairperson within 5 minutes of the end of the competition.  All questions are the property of ASRT, and the resources listed by ASRT will stand as the source for the answer to the question.



Moderators will sit with each team and record the team’s responses.  Moderators will ensure that students are not using their phones or any other methods deemed to be dishonest.  Moderators record the team’s answers but have no input in the question answers.

The emcee (the PSRT Techni-bowl Chairperson or appointee) will read the competition questions. If requested by a moderator or committee member, the emcee may provide counsel regarding team and spectator performance and behavior or any other matter.

Awards will be decided by the Pennsylvania State Society of Radiologic Technologists (PSRT) and will be identified when initial notification of Technibowl is disseminated by the PSRT.

The first-place team will be awarded the PSRT Technibowl “Cup” which is a traveling trophy that the winning team will possess for one year. The program director of the winning team is responsible for the safe keeping and safe return of the trophy to the Technibowl Committee one month prior to the next year’s Technibowl Competition.

The winning team will also receive an award plaque to be permanently displayed at their school/institution.

Students participating in the competition must attend both days of the state meeting and the business meeting to be considered for any/all prizes. If winners are not present the prizes will be forfeited to the next eligible student.

Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the meeting on the 2nd day of the conference.

Registration Forms

Techni-Bowl Competition Application

Poster Competition Application

Techni-Bowl Competition Application

Scholarship Application

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