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WELCOME TO THE PITCH
THE PUBLICJOBS.IE SCHOOLS ADVERTISING CHALLENGE
Entries for The Pitch 2022 are now closed – watch this space for updates on the 2023 challenge.
About the Pitch
The PublicJobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge is a fun way to challenge your students to express their creative, digital and communication skills while learning about future career opportunities in the public sector.
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.
Winners of The PublicJobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge for best video will be in with a chance to win these fantastic prizes:
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!
Download the Pitch Competition Kit, where you can find teacher guidelines as well as classroom resources to assist students in preparing entries for the competition such as exploring careers, scripting, storyboarding and tip sheets for filming.
Why not check out a full suite of lesson plans, student info and careers profiles on our website such as paramedics, engineers and customs dog handlers? Designed by guidance counsellors in partnership with publicjobs.ie, these resources will help you and your students explore the public sector further, including the numerous career pathways and entry points that are possible.
To give your students a helping hand here are some of the criteria we will be looking for in the best videos:
- The overall Concept for their advertisement - is it clear, factual and relevant?
- Unique Selling Point (USP). Remember the aim is to encourage their peers to further explore careers in the public sector
- Creativity - your advertisement should stand out from the crowd!
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