Pitch Competition Advertising Challenge for Students is Open for Entries

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The PublicJobs.ie Schools Pitch Competition Advertising Challenge is a fun way for teachers and Guidance Counsellors to challenge students to express their creative, digital and communication skills while learning about future career opportunities in the public sector.

To enter, students must create a 30 second video advertisement pitching the public sector as an attractive career pathway for their fellow students. Students may decide to:

  • Pick someone you know who works in the public sector and pitch/sell their career path and role.
  • Promote a specific public sector role that you are interested in, learned about or researched.
  • Surprise us! Profile a role that no one expects to find in the public sector.
  • Show the range of opportunities and the many benefits of a career in the public sector.

Not only will this challenge encourage peer-to-peer learning as part of a whole school approach to guidance, but The Pitch is also a fantastic team-building activity for all students to enjoy. Students can enter the competition individually or in groups of up to six.


Download the Pitch Competition Kit here, where you can find teacher guidelines as well as classroom resources to assist students in preparing entries for the competition such as exploring careers, scripting, storyboarding and tip sheets for filming.


To give your students a helping hand here are some of the criteria we will be looking for in the best videos:

  • The overall Concept for their advertisement – is it clear, factual and relevant?
  • Unique Selling Point (USP). Remember the aim is to encourage their peers to further explore careers in the public sector
  • Creativity – your advertisement should stand Watch Zainab Boladale’s handy tips to out from the crowd!


Last years winners of The Pitch had incredible experiential prize days. To see more visit the 21/22 Winner’s Gallery


Entry Deadline is March 10th 2023.
Enter by our Early Deadline of Dec 7th 2022 and be in with a chance to win a €200 voucher for your school!
To submit your entry, complete the ONLINE ENTRY FORM



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