#MojoAwards — Mobile Journalism Annual Competition
• Best Documentary
• Crisis Reporting
• Mobile Journalism
Next Mobile Journalism Awards call for entries is OPEN.
• See deadlines and rules on this page
• Submit your best #Mojo stories from 2022
The Mobile Journalism Awards is an annual global competition run by the Visual Editors Non-Profit to advance, identify and celebrate the best mobile journalism reporting each year. Winning work is featured in international screening events and winners receive prizes.
These awards make a a real difference for mobile storytellers and the communities they serve.
The best #Mojo Stories are screened at a special event at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas (In partnership with the Broadcast Educators Association). Finalists films are also screened at international journalism events throughout the year. The live Awards show is broadcast from Berlin each October as a global online meetup and film festival gala.
Judges are free to make several awards from each open category.
Students need not be intimidated to submit their work. In fact, a female student from Mexico was awarded Best Documentary honors in 2021.
Details at https://www.visualeditors.com/
This competition focuses on stories that have been reported with smartphones and other small recording devices like action cams, drones and pocket cameras. Stories shot primarily with DSLRs, mirrorless, or cameras with other large sensors are not eligible.
Each journalist who has a story selected as a finalist will be awarded a $500 gift certificate from the Smart Film School.
The best work will be screened during a special event at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas on April at the Las Vegas Convention center.
The best stories from this competition are then 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.
Proceeds from this event and prizes donated 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!
Read the specific rules for each category as they tell you what formats are allowed.
Submissions must have been reported between January 1 and December 31, 2022.
Final editing of your stories can be completed up to the deadline date.
- Entries may be recorded with any combination of smartphone, mobile, drone and pocket cameras. They do not need to be edited on mobile devices.
- There are no deadline exceptions and no waivers.
- 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 disqualify entries that cannot be verified.