Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition is open to participants all over the world who are not younger than 18 years old. 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
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.
Worth of Award
- 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.
- Five runners-up will also receive free access to Glen’s popular mobile journalism online course from our Journalism Now programme.
- The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
- Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
- The prize is subject to a successful visa application and the Mojofest event going ahead, and is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or other prizes
- Entrants into the competitions shall be deemed to have accepted terms and conditions of the competition.
How to Apply
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.
Deadline: applications close 11.59pm (GMT) on Tuesday 10 April 2018.