The Big Pitcher

Submissions Closed

Enter to be one of 6 students chosen to present their animated idea to a panel of leading experts.

Submit your idea to be in with a chance to win a 6 month paid internship at JAM Media and a chance to Pitch at Cartoon Springboard 2023, that will take place in Midrid.

Submissions can be for an animated tv series, a pilot episode or short film. JAM Media will share tips and tricks ahead of your pitch.

Selected students will pitch at Animation Dingle Conference on 24th March 2023 to a panel of animation industry experts.

  • Simply submit your idea as a One Sheet, between 300 and 350 words, through ‘The Big Pitcher’ application form below
  • One image can be included with your pitch idea
  • Competition is only open to 3rd Level students and 2022 graduates
  • Submissions must be written and pitched in English
  • ‘The Big Pitcher’ participants must hold an Animation Dingle Festival Pass (on sale via Eventbrite)
    Final Pitch Presentations will be 3 minutes
  • For any queries, please contact
  • Closing Date: Dec 02 2022
  • Notifications will be announced on the week of Jan 16th 2023

2022 Winner: Lil Scouts – Siobhán Catinot – Pulse College

2022 Big Pitcher Finalists:

The Error – Sean Drew – IADT
Lil Scouts – Siobhán Catinot – Pulse College
Frankie & Fantomia – Derry Luttrell – ATHLONE IT
Meabh on a Mission – Lauren de Salvo – LIMERICK COLLEGE
Ted & Pebbles – Sheena Walsh – COLAISTE DHULAIGH
Captain’s Log – Shana Gannon – BCFE