2019 Pitch it Clever

Stage: Competition Finished

University research has the power to enhance our economy, improve our societies and better the world. But how do you get the world on board with your research and the potential benefits it could deliver? You need to Pitch it Clever!

Pitch it Clever is an annual competition from Universities Australia challenging early career researchers to communicate their research and why it matters to non-specialist audiences via video.

Your challenge is to create a 1- to 2- minute video that clearly unpacks your research and how it can be applied.

This is a communications challenge; we want you to take expert information and communicate it clearly and in a way that captures an audience’s attention. Describe the problem or challenge, your findings and how they translate.

Your video needs to capture the attention of not only university leaders, but industry, government, potential donors and the public.

A selection of university Vice-Chancellors will judge shortlisted videos that will be presented at Universities Australia’s annual higher education conference.

The winner of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award will be presented at this conference. Voting will also be conducted using the Thinkable platform to determine the People’s Choice Award.

 Funding Available



Universities Australia is the peak body representing Australia's universities