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What is The Pitch?

The Pitch is a nationwide marketing competition for students, designed to recognise and reward the marketing talent of the future. In teams of two or three, you have to tackle a marketing challenge set by this year’s sponsor. Pitch it to real industry leaders and if you impress our panel, you will be in the running for an array of career-accelerating prizes.

Who can enter?

Second and third year students at UK universities studying a marketing degree or business degree with a marketing module.

What to expect?

Why take part?

By entering the pitch you aren’t only in the running for some great prizes but it will also give you the opportunity to:

  • Enhance your CV
  • Build professional networks
  • Gain real-life experience
  • Enjoy a unique experience 

15 March 2018

Submission deadline:
26 January 2018

Submit now

Case studies

Partnered by:

Sponsored by:

The Challenge

How can Wilkinson Sword step change the recruitment of young men and women into their shaving range
and build a band of advocates?

Sponsor: Edgewell Personal Care

Entry details

Entries for The Pitch 2018 are now closed. Please note if you have registered the final submission deadline for your 2500-word marketing plan is 26 January 2018.

If your team makes it through to the final 12, you will be invited to a live judging final which will be held on 15 March 2018, where you will have to present your plan to our panel of judges.

Terms and Conditions apply.

15 March 2018

Submission deadline: 
26 January 2018

Submit now


The Prizes

The top 12 finalists will be invited to a live judging day on 15 March 2018 to present their pitches to a panel of industry leaders. The judges will then decide who will be walking away with the following prizes:

  • 1st place

    • £2,500
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 2nd place

    • £1,000
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
  • 3rd place

    • A ‘Fitbit Alta’ for each team member
    • Up to three VIP tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced finalist certificates
    • Promotion on www.cim.co.uk

Contact us

For more information, please contact: thepitch@cim.co.uk