The Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition is a leading showcase for mobile journalism (‘mojo’) talent. Now in its fourth year, and this time in partnership with Mojofest – a global celebration of mobile content creators – we are once again inviting entries.
If you think you have what it takes to be the next mojo star, then submit a feature story or news report filmed and edited entirely on a mobile device, which excites, intrigues and surprises and demonstrates impact and creativity.
This is an open competition to find the best journalistic example of the use of mobile content production for storytelling. Last year’s competition attracted nearly 100 entries from 28 countries. The growing number of entries each year demonstrates just how the mobile phone has enabled a new generation of journalists.
Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition Prizes.
Prize 1: The winner will receive a full mojo kit worth approximately €1,000, plus return flights to Galway, Ireland, five-star accommodation and tickets to Mojofest from 29-31 May 2018, a festival dedicated to mobile journalism and headed up by one of the most respected mojo voices in the industry, Glen Mulcahy.
Prize 2: Five runners up will also receive free access to Glen’s popular mobile journalism online course from our Journalism Now programme.
How to Enter Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition.
1) Create a mobile journalism story, either a feature or TV-style news report with a run time of 2-5 minutes. The most important thing is that the story is shot and edited entirely on a mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, RIM Blackberry, etc) and that the video content is delivered in high definition.
2) The story must be produced by ONE individual and entries will be marked on the following:
Journalism: Originality and credibility of the story, demonstrating original research, effort and use of interviews.
Impact: Importance of the subject matter and the impact the story has achieved.
Uniqueness to medium: Innovative and appropriate use of mobile-recording techniques.
Storytelling: Clarity of the storytelling.
Technical quality: Technical quality of the production.
3) Entries should ideally be in English, however, other languages with on screen subtitles are acceptable.
Entries should be submitted using the entry form no later than 11.59pm (GMT) on Tuesday 10 April, 2018. Full terms outlined below.