The Big Pitcher

Come and get a taste of what it takes to pitch an idea to get it off the ground.

Submissions are OPEN Now!

Enter now to be one of 6 students chosen to present their animation idea to a panel of leading broadcasters.

Submit your idea to be in with a chance to win a 6 month paid internship at JAM Media!

Submissions can be for animated tv series, pilot episodes or short films.

The finalists will receive mentoring prior to the pitch from a Producer in JAM Media.

Selected students will pitch at the Animation Dingle Conference on Friday, the 23rd of March 2018.


  • Simply submit your idea through ‘The Big Pitcher’ application form below (1750 character limit ~300 words)
  • One image can be included 
  • Competition only open to 3rd level students and 2017 graduates worldwide.
  • Submissions must be written and pitched in English
  • ‘The Big Pitcher’ participants must hold an Animation Dingle Festival Pass
  • Final Pitch Presentations will be 5 minutes
  • For any queries, please contact
  • Closing Date: Monday, the 19th of February 2018


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Last year’s winner, Chris Craig, told us about his experience entering The Big Pitcher 2017 and his time in JAM Media during his 6 months paid internship.

“The Big Pitcher for me has been less of a foot in the door internship and more akin to a boot through the door. In such a short amount of time, I’ve got to experience the ins and outs of the animation industry from early development stages of a show concept, the pitching process, of what it takes to get a show off the ground and what it’s like to work as part of a team on a production. It’s been an amazing 6 months and it’s all stemmed from entering The Big Pitcher competition at Animation Dingle.”

Chris Craig’s journey