Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition back for another year
To enter, simply create a mobile journalism story in any one of three story types/categories and remember to keep it short (easier to edit, easier to send):
A traditional TV news report (min 1 min/max 2 mins)
A visual story using platforms such as, but not limited to, Storehouse, Stellar or Adobe Voice
A multimedia mini-documentary combining video, photographs and sound (min 2 min/max 5 mins)
Of course, the most important part is that you shoot and edit the entire story on your mobile device. You can use iOS, Android, Windows Phone or RIM Blackberry, provided your video content is shot horizontally and in high definition.
The winner will receive a prize valued in excess of €3,000, which includes return flights to Dublin, Ireland, five-star accommodation and a pair of VIP two-day combi tickets to the MojoCon conference on 29th and 30th April. You will also walk away with a complete mojo kit for your next mobile video story.
We’ll be marking all entries on the following:
Journalism: Originality and credibility of the story, demonstrating original research and effort and use of interviews
Impact: Importance of the subject matter and the impact the story has achieved
Uniqueness to medium: Innovative and appropriate use of mobile recording techniques
Storytelling: Clarity of the storytelling
Technical quality: Technical quality of the production
Finally, if you have any doubts about submitting your entry, here are some encouraging words from last year’s winner, Torera: “Just remember that what won me the mobile journalism award was the very first piece of documentary I have ever done!”
Deadline for entries: 06 March, 2016
For more information click here