CALL FOR ENTRIES
Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
The judges for the first competition were:
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.
The finalist's films will premiere in an online format due to the global pandemic.
These films are meant to be screened in April 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 and in cinemas in the post-pandemic future.
Winners will be announced at the global awards show.
Prizes will be issued from sponsors like the Smart Film School, Røde, Luma-Touch, and Shure.
* 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.