Application Deadline: March 15th 2020

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

The way to win

Participants will be scored for a mixture of work completed in the duration of the competition and the final film produced. Judges will consider the following criteria:

* Your submissions (50%)

* Your successful completion of at least one of the mojo courses available: (30%)

* Your feedback and engagement with your peers (20%)

The programme

Week one: 2 March 2020

Telling stories with images
Join our global photowalk, learn how to take good photographs and share your best

Week two: 9 March 2020

Storytelling and video sequences
Use your image-capturing skills to create powerful videos

Week three: 16 March 2020

Video interviews and audio
Get close to your subject and share their voice

Week four: 23 March 2020

Editing and publishing
Bring it all together and tell amazing stories

IMPORTANT DATES

Enrolment closes 15 March, 2020

Final video is due on 30 March, 2020

For More More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thomson Foundation/Mojofest mobile Journalism Competition 2020

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