Education Pitch Competition

students talking on stage

Who: The Education Pitch Competition is open to Automotive Marketing students at Northwood University.

What: Up to 10 finalists, selected from a larger pool of entrants, will have two minutes each on the Show’s Live Stage to pitch ideas on how to improve the auto retail industry to a panel of judges and Show attendees.

Where: The Pitch Competition will take place on the Live Stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

When: Students who wish to be considered as finalists for the on-stage pitch competition must submit a one-minute audio file by Nov. 17th. Entrants will be informed if they have been selected as finalists on or about Dec. 1st. The Education Pitch Competition will take place on the Live Stage on Thursday February 1, 2024. One Grand Prize winner will be selected from the group of finalists at the conclusion of the finalist pitches on February 1st. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $2,000 Visa gift card.

How: Entering the competition is free. Students must submit a one-minute audio file below that teases their idea, internship/classroom experience, and what the audience can expect from their pitch. Submitting an audio file enters students into the competition but does not guarantee that they will be selected as one of the finalists who will compete for the Grand Prize on February 1, 2024.


The Pitch Competition will be a great opportunity for students to showcase what they have learned at internships and in the classroom to improve the auto retail industry in front of a live audience of attendees and thousands of others watching on the livestream of the event.

Judging criteria will be based on ideas on improving the auto retail industry.

In addition to a $2,000 Visa gift card, the Grand Prize winner also will receive editorial and social media coverage on NADA’s digital platforms, and a personalized trophy.

Entrants must agree to be bound by the Official Contest Rules

Entrants agree to hold harmless NADA and its affiliates for any comments made during the pitch competition, technical failures of any kind, or electronic/human errors that might occur throughout the duration of this competition. Read the full Contest Rules.

Submit Your Audio File to Enter: