Elevator Pitch Competition

ATTENTION E-FESTERS!  Please read this important announcement about

ASME E-Fests® and ASME EFx® Events in academic year 2022 & 2023

We will be returning to IN-PERSON ASME EFx® events in academic year 2022-2023!  EFx events will be IN-PERSON, locally organized throughout the world and several EFx events will include our ASME competitions.  Please visit the ASME E-Fest website for an updated list of events at https://efests.asme.org/.  Events will be added as they are confirmed. 

ASME will ALSO continue to host our two signature FULLY virtual events:  E-Fest Careers (Nov. 12, 2022) and E-Fest Digital (March 25, 2023). 

We encourage students, competitors, and faculty members to take advantage of the learning experiences provided by both our competitions and other digital offerings throughout the year.  Questions may be directed to efests@asme.org.

Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that the Elevator Pitch is available at that event before registering.

What is the Elevator Pitch Competition & Prizes

An elevator pitch of 90 seconds or less is intended to “sell” your ideas and skillset to a potential employer, decision maker, or influencer. You only need to provide enough details during the presentation to entice your audience to meet with you again for a more detailed conversation. In other words, you want to compel the audience to bring you back for a further conversation.

Do you want to show off your speaking skills and/or power of persuasion?  Do you want to introduce an idea succinctly?  If yes, then show us your imagination and join us for the ASME Elevator Pitch Competition.


  • 1st Place - $250.00
  • 2nd Place - $150.00
  • 3rd Place - $75.00

2023 Elevator Pitch Competition Rules & Resources

Download The 2023 Elevator Pitch Competition Rules 

The Elevator Pitch Competition, sponsored by the ASME Old Guard Committee, will be held at in-person EFx events.  Not all EFx events will have every competition available. Check that the Elevator Pitch Competition is available at that event before registering.  EFx events will be posted as they are confirmed.

Learn More and View the Student Design Competition & Elevator Pitch Competition Overview Webinar


If you have additonal questions, please submit them to efests@asme.org