Mobile Journalism Awards

The Mobile Journalism Awards honor the best mobile journalism reporting each year.

#MojoAwards are organized by a partnership of journalism schools and non-profits to recognize excellence in non-fiction visual storytelling.

The work selected by the jury will be screened between April and July at global journalism festivals and projected in cinemas.

(And there are gear prizes for winners being provided by top manufacturers)

The competition recognizes the best video reporting and documentary stories being produced with smartphones and pocket cameras.

The competition site makes it easy to submit your mobile journalism videos.

The best videos will premiere at the International Journalism Festival where more than 5,000 journalists gather in Perugia, Italy.


The coalition of partners is building the competition, organizing local screenings and curating the resulting body of work in a way that benefits the next generation of mobile storytellers and educators.

Judges are nominated by the directors of these journalism institutions.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism — Ohio University
School of Film — Ohio University
Visual Editors non-profit


EFJ School of New Journalism

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum

The American University, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

Latin American Congress of Mobile Journalism

This group of volunteers is the competition committee and will be hosting screening events of winning work at their respective locations.

Deadline is January 22, 2020

Judging will take place in rounds beginning in February 2020.

The Innovation Prize winner will announced at the Global Media Forum in Bonn.

There is no entry fee for this category.

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum


Best Documentary
• Non-fiction subject Between 3 and 10 minutes in length on any topic. Must be reported using observational narrative ethics. e.g. No staging, No scripting, and No casting allowed.

Finished on Mobile
• The entire project was edited and finished with mobile videos editing apps like LumaFusion. No laptop or desktop computers were used to finish the work.

Innovation prize
• Submit a video that shows an innovation project that embraces mobile journalism. (For example: Creatively exploit a unique feature or failing of mojo, Code a killer Mojo app, or assign 12 reporters to Mojo swarm an event using only smartphones)
The judges are looking for amazingly innovative ideas that can inspire others.

Call for Entries

Winners stories will also be screened on this giant screen at The American University Cairo, fabulously restored grand theater on Tahrir Square.


In addition to the global film screenings, prizes will be awarded to top winners thanks to gear being donated by Moondog Labs, Luma Touch, Røde, the Smart Film School, and Shure.

Why are these awards important?

Journalism is a cornerstone of free speech and a strong defender of democratic ideals.

By raising the standards for mobile journalism and hosting public screenings, journalists can show the impact of non-fiction storytelling.

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Make a tax-deductible contribution to support this 501(c)(3) non-profit project.

Institutional donors may request a copy of the organization’s 501(c)3 ruling from the IRS and the certificate of good standing issued by the Secretary of State.

Visual Editors,NFP is listed in Guidestar.


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