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Voting for The Pitch 2024 is now closed!

The top 25 finalists will be announced on Monday 20th May at 10am – good luck!

The Pitch competition is our way of opening doors to incredible careers in advertising & media industry by finding the very best young talent across the UK.

Each entrant has submitted their idea for what JD’s Christmas campaign might look like this year.

A huge congratulations to those whose submissions have made it to the public vote and a big thank you to the 30+ professionals who took part in the private judges vote.

The 25 shortlisted finalists will be announced on Monday 20th May. Good luck🎉

Meet the Judges


"The UK clearly has a wealth of young entrepreneurs, and the Side Hustle Initiative is a great sounding board for them. I look forward to meeting this year’s finalists."

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Cavendish


"I'm thrilled to be part of the Side Hustle... I have no doubt we'll be seeing these entrepreneurs in the boardrooms of tomorrow."



"I’m gassed to be working alongside YGP and Tim Campbell to help young people with side hustles amplify their business."

Social Media Entrepreneur


"Recognising and supporting young talent & ideas is essential to helping turn side hustle dreams to reality. I’m so excited to be part of this initiative!"

G-Force Director at Goodstuff


"As an experienced agency leader who has led PR businesses through acquisitions and mergers, turnarounds, transformations and the pandemic, I’m honoured to be involved in the Side Hustle Initiative alongside the other judges!"

Group Managing Director Golin and Virgo Health


Agency Name: Alex Parry advertisement

Emily, Rebecca, Amelia & Daisy

Agency Name: Après Ski & Co


Agency Name: Authentic Creations

Phoebe & Amelia

Agency Name: Cool Snow

Sam, Dominic, Rowles & Nathaniel

Agency Name: DNSS company


Agency Name: Dream Activation

Ellen and Emily

Agency Name:


Agency Name: E2Productions


Agency Name: Eric's Agency

Aidan & Noam

Agency Name: Greenshmidt studios


Agency Name: Harper’s Adverts

Michael, Abiodun, Jake & Jude

Agency Name: J.M.A Productions

Libby & Darby

Agency Name: JSM


Agency Name: KC SPORT

Maddie, Milly, Lydia & Seraphine

Agency Name: LSM Agency


Agency Name: Malachi Productions

Nimisha, Millie & Mimi

Agency Name: Mimi Marketing

Martha & Asha

Agency Name: Mondaze

Caoimhe and Caitlin

Agency Name: Murray & Cahill

Cosmina, Quincy & Arjun

Agency Name: PMA GROUPE

Kyra, Eliza & Baylie

Agency Name: Spark


Agency Name: Sterzen Studioz


Agency Name: StrideAhead Marketing Solutions


Agency Name: Talnet Media

Elis, Ethan, Dayn & Obasuyi

Agency Name: The JD Group

Want to offer work experience to The Pitch finalists?

We'd love to hear from you if you are a media agency, creative agency, media owner or brand and want to support young people into the advertising industry.
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