Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition

Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition offers aspiring journalists a unique chance of developing video production and storytelling skills. Participants should complete online courses on mobile journalism and make a film entirely on a smartphone. Each participant who completes the program is issued with a certificate of achievement and the winner goes to the covered trip to Mojofest in London between 13-14 May 2020. The deadline to enroll is on 15 March 2020. 

Enroll in Mobile Journalism Competition

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. The deadline to enroll is on 15 March 2020. 

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 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

Main criteria

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

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