Make Your Pitch Happen FAQs (Schools)

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who is eligible to enter? The competition is open to any primary or secondary schools in Aberdeen City or Shire. 
  2. How to enter: submit your details and video link HERE
  3. When is the cut-off date and time? All videos must be sent by close of business 5 pm on Friday, 28th September 2018.
  4. Do entrants need to be above or below a certain age? Entrants must be in primary or secondary school.
  5. How many videos can you submit? Schools can submit any amount of videos however there is a restriction to 1 video per team/person.
  6. Can videos be submitted any way other than by uploading to Vimeo or Youtube? No - unfortunately we can only accept videos through these channels.
  7. How long should the videos be? The video should be 1 minute long, no longer.
  8. How many people can be in the video? Any amount of people can be included in the video application.
  9. What happens after the video is submitted? Elevator, DYW and University of Aberdeen will review all video applications and pick 5 finalists. The 5 finalists will be invited to do a 2-minute LIVE pitch at the Elevator’s Making it Happen Conference on Thursday, 11th October in front of the audience of 420 and a panel of judges.
  10. How are the 5 finalists chosen? Elevator, DYW and University of Aberdeen Business School will judge all video applications based on the 1-minute video. Please ensure you read the requirements before submitting the video.
  11. When will the 5 finalists be announced? The Finalists will be contacted and announced on Tuesday, 2nd October.
  12. Are there any specific requirements for the video content? You will be judged on the quality of the pitch, overall idea and use of money so please make sure these are described as clearly as possible in the 1-minute time frame.
  13. What is the prize? The winner of the best pitch will be given a £1000 cash prize sponsored by our partners DYW and University of Aberdeen Business School to use within their school to prepare young people for the world of work through an enterprise activity in school or the local community. Evidence will be submitted to DYW and University of Aberdeen Business School to prove that funds are being used for the purpose indicated in the pitch.
  14. Do you also pitch live on the day if you win? The 5 finalists will pitch at Elevator’s Making it Happen Conference in front of the audience and a panel. If the person/team is in primary or S1-S3 the students will be invited into the pitching part of the conference and to hear the last speaker.
  15. Who is the main point of contact for the competition? If you have any questions please contact Lucia Giuntoli, 07787 402 302,


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