Mobile Journalism Competition 2020, Thomson Foundation, UK

Publish Date: Feb 29, 2020

Deadline: Mar 15, 2020

Mobile Journalism Competition

Showcasing the world's best mobile journalism talent

Could you be our next mojo star? Now in its sixth year, the Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition is a leading showcase for mobile journalism ('mojo') talent, in partnership with Mojofest.

This challenge is all about learning and doing. You’ll need to take part in, and complete, a combination of online courses on mobile journalism and then make a film entirely on a smartphone.

It’s a rigorous competition. Workshops will run throughout March and then, by the end, you’ll be required to produce a video portrait of a change maker in your community.

The judges will pick the best stories with the overall winner receiving an all-expenses-paid trip to Mojofest in London between 13-14 May, 2020. At least five others will be shortlisted for outstanding content and each participant who completes the programme will be issued with a certificate of achievement.

The learning

The competition is a great opportunity to build and develop your video production and storytelling skills. Entrants will follow step by step exercises under the guidance of the foundation's finest trainers and mentors. You will be required to learn to use a mobile phone to:

* Capture quality images and video * Capture quality audio

* Film a video interview * Edit video * Tell a story using video

* Capture and express emotion through image and video

The requirements

In order to take part in the competition, you will need to complete four specific assignments, one each week throughout March 2020. These will include the following tasks:

* Participate in our global photowalk and share with us your top photos

* Create and share two video sequences * Record and share an interview

* Create and publish a video story on a change-making member of your community


The competition includes taking part in and producing e-learning content, interactive lives and feedback with our experts, peer to peer interaction, as well as submitting video work.

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Host Countries

United Kingdom