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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.

Video submission window: November 1, 2023 - April 5, 2024. All submissions are due by Friday, April 5, 2024.

Winners will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2024. 


How to Enter

Register your students by completing this Google Form.

Have students record a 90-second video and upload it to this Dropbox file

All video entries must be submitted with the following title template: 

"Student First Name Student Last Initial_Teacher Last Name_Project Title"

Example: "Easter B_Spring_Bunny Pops"


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

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