CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
Winners from previous years are listed at mobilejournalismawards.com Web site and viewable at the Smart Film School.
The judges for the competition include:
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
The categories and criteria are listed in the right hand column of this page.
Note: The innovation prize is not a film category but instead rewards an innovation project around mobile journalism. Read the category rules before submitting a video (and any other supporting documents) that explain your Innovation project.
The Film Festival will premiere in an online format until the pandemic subsides and then we can resume screenings in April at the International Journalism Festival where more than 5,000 journalists gather in Perugia, Italy.
Winners will be announced at the global awards show.
Prizes donated by sponsors will be awarded to winners.
Previous winners have won iPads donated by Luma-touch, Microphones donated by Shure and Røde, gear from Moondog labs, and online courses from the Smart Film School.
* All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English) .
Read each category rules before submitting your work.
Please be sure to enter your MOJO films either in either the Best Documentary or Finished on Mobile categories.
NOTE: Documentary Films submitted in the Innovation category will be disqualified. Read the rules for the innovation category.
- 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. No exceptions.
- You may submit more than one project and your work 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.