his year's Total Exposure culminated in the Grand Pitching Event at the Royal Society of Arts on 29 January. 

Twenty-five teams entered the competition back in the autumn. From the initial applicants, 11 were shortlisted and given a day's intensive media training before going in front of a panel of expert judges.

The panel consisted of Steve Titherington, BBC World Service; Siobhan Mulholland, Sky; Jonathan Brunert, BBC Radio; and Tom Garton, Pulse Films.

All the pitches can be viewed below. If you would like to enter next year's competition please look out for announcements over the summer.

Sam Power, Doctoral Research and Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex. "The Great Representation Debate" (Technical issues mean there is no sound for the first minute of this video)
Steve Pickering, Lecturer in International Relations at Brunel University London: "Ever Decreasing Conflict: how one man helped us to realise that war is on the wane"
Matt Williams, Access and Career Development Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University: "Politicianspeak: why we don't trust politicians"
Paul Dixon, Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London. "Honourable Deceptions? The choreography of the Northern Ireland peace process" 
Nick Robinson, Associate Professor in Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds. "You are what we see...nostalgia in the unwinnable war?"
Eleanor Bindman, Lecturer at the University of Liverpool: "Russia"
Matthew Alford, Teaching Fellow at the University of Bath: "Top Quiz"
Bernadette Buckley, Convener of the MA in Art and Politics, Goldsmiths, and Jack Tan, Art and Politics Fellow, Goldsmiths. 
Alia Middleton, Lecturer at the University of Surrey
Louise Thompson, Lecturer at the University of Surrey