Each year the Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.

The judges for the competition include:

Marta Machado, Thomson Reuters Foundation, London
Marcela Kunova, Journalism Co UK
Kim Fox, The American University Cairo
Robert Stewart, Scripps School of Journalism
Naila Hamdy, The American University Cairo

- E.W Scripps School of Journalism & School of Film, Ohio University
- Journalism co.uk
- The American University Cairo, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and AUC Tahrir Square Cultural Campus
- EFJ School of New Journalism
- Latin American Congress of Mobile Journalism
- Visual Editors, Non-profit

This competition focuses on short-form documentary stories that have been reported with smartphones and other small recording devices like action cams, drones and pocket cameras.

Journalists who can produce films that can produce compelling non-fiction stories with a cinematic quality are a rare breed.

This competition showcases the best stories and mobile storytellers each year with international film screenings and recognition at international festivals and Mojo Workshops.

The best films from this competition are curated in a permanent collection at the Smart Film School. This allows scholars from all walks of life to review the collective body of documentary film work as it matures over time.

Mobile Journalism filmmakers whose films have been selected will be screened at live event(s) and journalism festivals.

Each journalist who has a film selected in the #MojoAwards festival at www.Mojo.Show will be awarded $500 gift certificates from the Smart Film School.

Proceeds from this event and the #MojoWorkshop support Visual Editors, NFP - A public charity that provides visual journalism educational resources.

The public can also support this project by giving to the charity.

Congrats to all who enter!

* All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English) .
each category rules before submitting your work.

- Entries may be recorded with any combination of smartphone, mobile, drone and pocket cameras.

Submitted your entries before the final deadline. No exceptions.

- All submissions must be original and not include any intellectual property protected by outside copyrights.

- If music is used, it must be 'rights-cleared,' public domain, creative commons, or original compositions. Verification may be requested by the jury.

- Entrants consent to the use of their films or videos for live screenings that are part of this competition.

- Entrants further consent to allow entries to be curated and shared for educational purposes.

All entrants must attest that they are submitting work produced with mobile gear and apps. Judges can choose to disqualify entries that cannot be verified.

Overall Rating
  • Marcelo Lagreze

    It was a very good experience!.
    Robb was super nice , helpful and make the experience even better. Congratulations to all.

    July 2021
  • Leonela García Del Monte

    This is a Great movie festival!

    July 2021