The Pitch, The Schools Advertising Challenge

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

In order to enter, students must create a 30 second video advertisement pitching the public sector as an attractive career pathway for their fellow students. Students might focus on:

  • General careers in the public sector
  • A person they know who works in the public sector
  • A specific role that they are interested in

Not only will this challenge encourage peer-to-peer learning as part of a whole school approach to guidance, but The Pitch Competition 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.

The Pitch, The Schools Advertising Challenge Prizes

Winners of The Schools Advertising Challenge for best video will be in with a chance to win these fantastic prizes:

An opportunity to test those newfound media skills by interviewing the Taoiseach Micheál Martin on his career so far!

Discover all-action lifesaving skills with a trip to an Irish Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Centre or Helicopter Base!

Experience behind the scenes action and take part in a policing simulation at An Garda Síochána!


The deadline for submissions is the 14th of March 2022.

Click here for submission details, resources and terms and conditions

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