Call for applicants for the Thomson Foundation Mobile Journalism Competition

Deadline: April 12 2019


The Thomson Foundation mobile journalism competition is a leading showcase for mobile journalism (‘mojo’) talent. In partnership with Mojofest, the competition is now in its fifth year.


Every spring, applications are invited from those who have what it takes to become the next mojo star. Applicants are required to submit a feature story or news report filmed and edited entirely on a mobile device, which excites, intrigues and surprises and demonstrates impact and creativity.


In 2018, the competition attracted 143 entries from 49 countries, including Sierra Leone, Yemen, Kyrgyzstan, Ecuador, the Philippines and New Zealand. The growing number of entries each year from around the world demonstrates how the mobile phone has enabled a new generation of journalists.


Prize 1: The winner will receive return flights to Galway, Ireland, five-star accommodation and tickets to Mojofest from 6-8th June 2019, a festival dedicated to mobile journalism and headed up by one of the most respected mojo voices in the industry, Glen Mulcahy.


Prize 2: Five runners up will also receive free access to Glen’s advanced mobile journalism online course from our Journalism Now programme.


For more information and to apply, visit the official website.