To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), they are hosting a Pitch200 competition. More information on what the ICE is doing, have a look at their website.
The Pitch200 is a competition to find the person who can best demonstrate a civil engineering related concept or project in 200 seconds. Each contestant will have 200 seconds to explain their chosen idea, using whatever props or methods they choose. After each pitch, the entrant will be asked questions by the judging panel and audience.
IMPORTANT: The intention is to demonstrate the beauty and importance of civil engineering to the "common people"; so not to experts within the various disciplines of civil engineering. So you do not need to be scared or anything that you do not know enough about civil engineering, yet.
The prize for the winner of The Netherlands will represent the region in the Pitch200 finals at ICE Headquarters London in November 2018. You will be flew in if you make it to the finals. You apply by sending your pitch idea by e-mail (to firstname.lastname@example.org). This application can be a short video, a sketch or in words (max 1 page of A4).
The closing date for entries is Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Applicants are encouraged to make their entries as creative as possible; you can use anything at your disposal to explain your chosen idea – the use of props is highly encouraged. The 200 second pitch will be judged based on how entertaining, professional, interesting and clear they are in explaining the idea.
For more information click here. The date of the regional finals is one week after the closing date for the entries; thus Tuesday, September 25, 2018, in the evening. The location still needs to be confirmed, but will probably be in either Delft or The Hague. More information will follow soon.