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Pitch 200 goes digital

19 April 2020

The 2020 competition is going online for a public vote.

Pitch 200 goes digital

Usually demonstrated to a live public audience, the 2020 Pitch 200 competition is going online for a public vote. ICE members across the UK are encouraged to submit a 200 second video relating to civil engineering, using props and resources from around the home.

This is your opportunity to show the general public why you love civil engineering encourage the next generation into the profession.

Why enter

Perhaps you relish the challenge of using everyday objectives to showcase engineering or you're looking for an opportunity to develop your communications skills? Or perhaps you’re a STEM Ambassador and can’t visit schools at the moment but would like to share an activity and/or engineering knowledge online instead?

Taking part gives you a platform to ‘Pitch’ innovative and creative ideas about current and future civil engineering and get more involved with the institution as the ICE Ambassador for 2021.

Regional heats

The following UK Regions are now open for entries and accepting applications until the below deadlines:

Apply for your regional heat and download the entry form from the links above.

If you are not a member of one of those regions above, please check your regional award pages or contact your regional support team.

Shortlisted video entries will be shared online and put forward for a public vote. The winner of the regional heat will go through to present at the Pitch 200 finale in the autumn. The winner of the finale will be crowned the overall winner and the ICE Ambassador for 2021.

Filming guidance

Entries will not be judged on video production; however, the visual and audio quality should be easily understood by the audience. Here are a few pointers to ensure a good quality video:

You will either need a mobile phone camera of good quality, a webcam or a standalone camera.

Laptop and webcam - If you’re using a webcam, or a PC laptop / Macbook with a built-in camera you can use the inbuilt apps to record yourself. If you’re using Windows 8 and later you can use the camera app and if you’re using MacOS you can use the PhotoBooth app.

Mobile phone - If you’re filming using your mobile phone, ensure you are filming in landscape mode and that you are using ear/head phones with built in microphones to ensure the best sound quality. Whether you’re using a mobile device or camera, ensure the camera is held steady or on a flat surface. On a mobile phone, try to use the back camera as this will have a higher resolution than the front camera.

If you are looking for inspiration to get you started, watch last year’s winning Pitch .

Read the full details of last year's grand final.

  • Jemma Ralphs, regional marketing and communications manger at ICE