CALL FOR ENTRIES: Mobile Journalism Awards recognizes excellence in non-fiction storytelling produced with smartphones, mobile and pocket cameras.
There are categories for video, photography, and audio stories that were reported between January 1 and December 31, 2019.
Winners will be showcased in a series of film screening events between April and July 2020. (Ohio, London, Paris, Cairo, and Buenos Aires)
Judges will be nominated by the directors of:
- E.W Scripps School of Journalism & School of Film, Ohio University
- Journalism co.uk
- Global Editors Network
- The American University Cairo, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,
- EFJ School of New Journalism
- Latin American Congress of Mobile Journalism
- Visual Editors, Non-profit
What makes these awards special?
These are the ‘Academy Awards’ and ‘Pulitzers’ for Mobile Journalism.
Visit http://mobilejournalismawards.com for additional details and a video that explains more about how to submit your work on the FilmFreeway platform.
The categories and criteria for each are listed in the right hand column of this page.
Qualifying films will be awarded at each stage of the judging process: From "Official Selection" to ‘Semi-finalist,’ ‘Finalist,’ and "Award Winner."
The category winners will be announced at the global screening events.
In addition to the global film screenings, more than $25,000 in prizes will go to winners, thanks to tech being donated by Shoulderpod, Luma-Touch, LaCie, Sirui, Insta360, the Smart Film School, and Shure microhones.
LUMA-TOUCH, for example, is providing four new iPads to the prize pool.
NOTE: The non-profit running these awards is approaching additional gear sponsors and foundation funding in order to make cash grant awards to student winners.
* All films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English) .
- Entries must be recorded in 2019 with any combination of smartphone, mobile and pocket cameras. You can continue to edit your work in early January but it must be submitted before the final deadline date.
- Films may include shots made with action cams or drones up to a maximum 30% of the total duration of the project.
- 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.