There are many reasons that a pitch can be declined, but the main reasons are:
- Another member has been selected for the project - this could be based on skills, experience or timing of the pitch (for example if she submitted her pitch before yours and was qualified).
- You do not have the exact skills or necessary background for the job.
- The employer may cancel the project.
Do not be discouraged! This does not mean you are not qualified but in some instances employers are very particular and/or like to move very quickly. This does not mean another wonderful opportunity will not come along soon. Good luck and happy pitching!