CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
The judges for this competition are:
Marta Machado, Thomson Reuters Foundation, London
Marcela Kunova, Journalism Co UK
Kim Fox, The American University Cairo
Jacques Rosselin, EFJ School of New Journalism, Paris
Naila Hamdy, The American University Cairo
Judges are nominated by the directors of:
- 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
- Deutsche Welle
The categories and criteria for each are listed in the right hand column of this page.
Screening of the best work will premiere online due to the global pandemic. These films were meant to be screened at the International Journalism Festival where more than 5,000 journalists gather in Perugia, Italy. We plan to be able to screen winners once again at the event in the post-pandemic future.
Qualifying entries will be awarded as an"Official Selection" until the awards presentation.
The winners will be announced at the global screening event.
In addition to the global film screening, there will also be prizes awarded.
Gear has being donated to the prize pool by Luma Touch, Røde, the Smart Film School, MoonDog Labs, and Shure microphones. Several entrants have already been awarded prizes in the early-bird entry random prize drawings.
* All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English) .
- Films may include shots made with action cams or drones up to a maximum 30% of the total duration of the project.
- Entries may be recorded with any combination of smartphone, mobile and pocket cameras.
Submitted your entries before the final deadline date of January 22, 2020.
- You may submit more than one project and it also may be entered in more than one category.
- Judges will not move entries between categories.
- 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.