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Pitch It! Competition

Grades 8-12

Many are familiar with pitch competitions. This competition gives students a real-world application to classroom lessons. Students pitch a new business idea before a panel of judges for prize money. 

Winners receive cash prizes (up to $150), certificates, and medallions. The school will receive a certificate.

Students may submit a 90-second video business pitch idea by Friday, April 5 to be eligible. 

Registration link coming soon


Pitch It! Competition Prize Amount
1st Place $150
2nd Place $100
3rd Place $50



2023 Pitch It! Competition Winner

1st place: Emma Mitchell, Rison High School

Teacher Advisor: Caitlin Morrison

2023 1st Place: Emma Mitchell




The Pitch It! Competition is generously sponsored by Stephens Inc. Thank you.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact kathleen@economicsarkansas.org for more information.



ADE Crosswalk

The Pitch It! Competition aligns with the following Arkansas Department of Education-approved courses, topics, and events:

Business & Marketing Course(s):

  • 492330 - Marketing Business Enterprise
  • 492700 - Small Business Operations

DECA, Inc.:

  • Start-Up Business Plan (ESB)
  • Virtual Business Challenge (VBCEN)
  • Innovation Plan (EIP)
  • Independent Business Plan (EIB)
  • Entrepreneurship Series (ENT)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA):

  • Marketing Mix Challenge
  • Business Plan



Contact Marsha Masters at marsha@economicsarkansas.org

Thank You Donors

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