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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 student travel company - StudentUniverse. 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.

Why take part?

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

09 March 2017

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The Challenge

In North America, StudentUniverse is the number one choice for student and youth travel; having now launched into the UK, what marketing plan would you undertake to achieve similar success in this market

Student Universe

How to enter

In order to successfully register for The Pitch 2017, you need to enter a team of two or three. Each member of the team needs to be a second or third year student at a UK university studying a marketing related degree. 

You will need to register your team by 16 December 2016 in order to receive your competition materials, which will outline what you need to include in your 2500 word marketing plan.

The sooner you register, the more time you will have. The final submission deadline for your marketing plan is 29 January 2017.

If you and your team make it through to the final 12, you will be invited to a live judging final on the 09 March 2017, where you’ll have to present your plan to our panel of judges.

Terms and Conditions apply.

09 March 2017

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Judges

The Prizes

The top 12 finalists will be invited to a live judging day on 9 March 2017 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

    • £3000
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • VIP Tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 2nd place

    • £3000
    • Winner of the ‘Marketers of the future’ award at CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • VIP Tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • 3rd place

    • A ‘Fitbit Blaze’ for each team member
    • VIP Tickets to CIM’s Marketing Excellence Awards
    • One year complimentary CIM membership for each team member
  • All finalists

    • Specially-produced, framed finalist certificates
    • Promotion on www.cim.co.uk in ‘The Pitch’ hall of fame 

What to expect

See the highlights from The Pitch 2016.

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If you’d like to take part in The Pitch 2017, complete the form below with your team’s details and you’ll receive your competition materials within 1-2 working days.

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Contact us

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