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Make-A-Pitch Competition


Ready, Set, Pitch!

The Make-A-Pitch Competition provides you the opportunity to present an idea in 2-minutes to a small panel of judges for feedback, prizes, and bragging rights. Students can work individually, or in teams and while you can have a prop, there are no slides for this brief pitch. CMU students from ALL MAJORS are welcome to participate.

How to enter

Interested in participating in Make-A-Pitch? Please enter the event by filling out this form detailing your pitch. 

Event details

The Make-A-Pitch Competition will be hosted in the Grawn Atrium, Tuesday, December 5 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.


​5:00  - 5:30 PM - Registration, Dinner, Networking and Welcome

5:45 - 6:45 PM - First Round Pitches

6:55 - 7:30 PM - Second Round Pitches

​7:30 - 7:45 PM - Final Round Pitches

7:45 - 8:00 PM - ​Judges Deliberate

8:00 - 8:30 PM - ​Awards



Student passing out cupcakes at Make-A-Pitch




Enter to Compete in Make-A-Pitch 2023!

This year's prizes

  • Make-A-PitchFirst place: $1,100
  • Second place: $800
  • Third place: $500
  • Audience Choice: $500
  • The Freshman Award: $300
  • Judges Pick: $300






Judged Awards

First place, second place, third place, freshman, and judges pick awards are chosen by our panel of judges.

Audience Choice Award

Vote for your favorite pitch!  The pitch that receives the most amount of audience votes will win $500.