Pitch Challenge


The Utah Afterschool Network is hostinPitch Challenge Logog our first Pitch Challenge and we can’t wait to see Utah students’ innovative ideas and videos! 

Young Entrepreneur Pitch Challenge is a pitch contest for students in Utah in grades K-12. It is a simple set of activities that help kids learn creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills. The Pitch Challenge teaches essential workforce readiness skills and helps kids develop a mindset for 21st-century careers whether or not they become an entrepreneur. Educators and parents can download a free Pitch Challenge Toolkit here.



  • Think of a business idea. It can be a product, service, social enterprise, or tech business. 
    • Participants are encouraged to create an idea that solves a problem in their community. 
  • Create a video of yourself pitching the business idea.
    • Enter as an individual. No team entries in this contest.
  • Keep the camera focused on you for most of the video. We want to see and hear you pitching your idea. We don’t want to see a commercial.
  • Keep your video short, 30-90 seconds is the time frame.
  • Entries will be judged on the CREATIVITY of the idea and business name; the PERSUASIVENESS of the elevator pitch; and the PRESENTATION QUALITY of the pitch and video.
  • Upload your video and complete all entry forms by July 31, 2020.

Here are links to everything you need to participate:

Enter here: Submit a Student Video

Official Judging Rubric

Official Rules

Media Release Form

Checklist for filming your Pitch Challenge

Click here to view past winning videos


Want more information? Check out the Afterschool Nugget titled: "Prepare Youth with Life Skills" for an in-depth overview of the Pitch Challenge and how to facilitate it. 

Please contact Kearsa Rawson with any questions: