Important Information

U-Ignite runs every year from September until November and consists of three stages: Video Submission, Online Voting and Pitch Night. Twelve submissions are invited to attend pitch night to pitch their idea to a panel of judges and compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.


Submissions Open September 5 Online
Submissions Close October 26 at 11:59pm Online
Voting for Fan Favorite October 27 12:00am - November 8 11:59pm Online
Finalist Pitch Night  November 10 6-8pm Rudder Forum


  • 1st Place: $1,000
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500
  • Most Popular Video: $300

How to participate?

Submit up to two minute video pitch about your great idea that has the potential to change our lives.

Do you have an idea but don't know how to present it in a video? Look no further. We have a few easy to follow tips and tricks just for you: 

Video Submission Tips and Tricks

Rules & Disclaimer

To protect student IP, U-Ignite video submissions will not be shared with the public.

Competition rules and specifics on eligibility

Contact Us

E-mail: u-ignite@tamu.edu