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Pitch a Programme

Enter our national competition

Experience the commissioning process with entries judged by a real Channel4 Commissioner

Unleash your students creative side in our national competition, as they explore the world of commissioning and pitch their own TV show idea to a real Channel 4 Commissioner.


Celebrate how we're Altogether Different

Students will be tasked with creating a TV show idea, focussed around how in our society we are Altogether Different - and celebrating what that means to modern Britain.

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The Brief

Channel 4 are looking for a new show to add to their channel. Documentary, drama, comedy, reality – they’re open to anything! But it must be set in a school, youth club or sports club, highlight what life is like in modern Britain and explore how we are Altogether Different.

Your students will need to come up with a show premise, create a pitch and produce either a short teaser trailer or an advertising poster to convince the commissioner theirs is the best idea.

Creativity is king here – but it’s not all the student’s will be judged on. Points will be awarded for how well they have met the brief, presentation of their idea and their showcasing of our differences in society among other factors.

Each school will be able to select up to 3 winners, with prizes for each.

These 3 ideas will be submitted to the National Finals and put in front of our expert judging panel with the national winners getting a money-can’t-buy experience with the opportunity to visit a real Channel 4 set.

Closing date for your 3 entries to the national finals is 1st July 2022 at 4pm.

Register now and download your Competition Pack – including full brief, templates and handy information sheets to guide your students through the process.

Hear from Matt Burton, star of Educating Yorkshire and current Headteacher, on why learning about the creative industry is so important for our schoolchildren, and how you get can get involved in our competition.

Meet the Judge

Hi, I'm Catriona!

I'm a digital commissioning exec here at Channel 4, and was previously making original content at LADBible, including MINUTES WITH and celebrity junkets, so I know exactly what makes great content for the youth market.

Your students are exactly the audience we are always trying to reach, so I'm really looking forward to getting to judge all of their great new ideas!

Register now and download your Competition Pack


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