We are bringing the Pitch Battle back again this year! The purpose of the Leadership Summit Pitch Battle is to share how you have impacted your clients, our industry, and your community. This is your chance to tell us what inspires you, and how your work has inspired others. By sharing your testimonials, the Pitch Battle hopes to empower all REALTORS® to become agents of change in their communities.

Questions? Please contact Mia Friel.

Pitch Battle Applications Are Closed

The 5 winning submissions will be notified by July 19, 2023. Thank you to all who participated!


Important Dates

  • Applications Open: June 7, 2023
  • Applications Due: July 7, 2023
  • Final 5 applications will be notified that they will “pitch” by July 19, 2023
  • Live, in-person Leadership Summit Pitch Battle: August 14, 2023.Pitchers must be available for an in-person rehearsal on Sunday, August 13 in Chicago.

Winner will be selected by live audience vote!

  • 1st place: $5,000 
  • 2nd & 3rd place: $1,500 each
  • 4th & 5th place: $1,000 each
Pitch Battle Details
How It Works

How It Works

Applicants must complete an online form and submit their 1 min video starting June 7, 2023.

Submissions are due July 7, 2023 and will be evaluated according to the criteria outlined below.

A panel of judges will choose five finalists to present their testimonials live and onstage at the Pitch Battle, scheduled for August 14, 2023, during the Leadership Summit.


The winner will be determined by audience vote and will receive the following grants:

  • 1st place: $5,000
  • 2nd & 3rd place: $1,500 each
  • 4th & 5th place: $1,000 each

The grant prizes are subject to and incorporated into these Terms and Conditions. The grant listings may be supplemented or modified from time to time in NAR’s sole discretion.

Submission Criteria

Submission Criteria

Eligible contestants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered to attend the Leadership Summit in-person;
  • Participate in and attend all Leadership Summit Pitch Battle related functions (i.e. rehearsals);
  • Video submissions must be recorded and delivered by the contestant who will deliver the pitch onstage;
  • Video submissions that exceed 1 minute will not be considered;
  • The “pitcher” must clearly demonstrate how they have impacted their customers, community, and/or local association. Submitters may consider the following examples to inspire their pitch:
    • Highlight a foundation or charitable organization, established by the pitcher or pitcher’s association,
    • Describe a scholarship program that has provided opportunities for the pitcher’s local school district, university, or community-based organization,
    • Showcase an outreach program that has provided much-needed resource for an underserved community or population 
  • As described in the Terms and Conditions, the Leadership Summit winner will be required to provide any requested proof of eligibility and to sign additional paperwork in order to be formally declared winners and to claim prizes.
Additional Information

Additional Information

This list of important Dos & Don'ts is a must-read for any potential applicants.

  • Applicant must be willing to publicly share their pitch with other REALTOR® associations and in REALTOR® marketing efforts;
  • The online application may be submitted by a current PE, AE, or other association staff;
  • Submissions may be made available to the respective state association and/or NAR for vetting and legal purposes;
  • Agree to be available for a planning call, one week prior to the Leadership Summit, plus one rehearsal, onsite at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

Leadership Week

Leadership Week is a full week of education, motivation & inspiration for incoming leaders. Leadership Week 2024 begins August 25.