Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition 2019 is now calling for applications. The competition is a leading showcase for mobile journalism (‘mojo’) talent.
In partnership with Mojofest, the competition is now in its fifth year. MojoFest is an international gathering which celebrates the growing global community of professional smartphone content creators. The annual event is the longest running international smartphone creator event, bringing together the pioneers, innovators and creatives pushing the boundaries on creating visual stories with their smartphones.
The competition invites applications from those who have what it takes to become the next mojo star. Applicants need to 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.
- The winner will receive return flights to Galway, Ireland, five-star accommodation and tickets to Mojofest from 6-8th June 2019, a festival dedicated to mobile journalism and headed up by one of the most respected mojo voices in the industry, Glen Mulcahy.
- Five runners up will also receive free access to Glen’s advanced mobile journalism online course from our Journalism Now programme.
- The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
- Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
In order to apply, you need to submit the entry form.
- 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 you should shoot the story and edit entirely on a mobile device (iOS, Android, Windows Phone, RIM Blackberry, etc). Likewise, the video content should be in high definition
- Also, the story must be of one individual and entries will get markings on Journalism, Impact, Uniqueness to medium, Storytelling, and Technical quality.
- Entries should ideally be in English, however, other languages with on screen subtitles are acceptable.