For the third consecutive year, CIRCOM and MTVA ran a challenge in which journalists from across Europe compete for excellence in mobile storytelling.The Third MoJo Challenge took place at the Council of Europe - European Youth Centre in Budapest from 23rd to 30th October 2016.

For this Mojo Challenge edition, twenty journalists from eleven countries came either to learn new skills in mobile journalism or to enhance them. Ten journalists joined the beginners group where they were thought how to film and edit on their smartphones. Another group of ten — the advanced group — was formed out of former CIRCOM trainees who already had attended MoJo courses.

All delegates were to research, shoot and edit a piece of journalism in Budapest during the challenge. The trainees were supported in doing so by a group of leading MoJo and editorial trainers, all experienced professionals in their field: Wytse Vellinga, Omrop Fryslân, The Netherlands, John Inge Johansen, NRK, Norway, Jane Birch, BBC, UK, Olga Michalec-Chlebik, TVP, Poland, Guillaume Kuster, CIRCOM Regional, Tibor Kormány and Balázs Bende, MTVA, Hungary.

The two best packages in each category were awarded a prize by a jury of international television experts: David Lowen, CIRCOM Regional, Leonor Suarez Rodriguez, RTPA Asturias, Tibor Nagyistok, MTVA and Jean-Marc Dubois, France Televisions. shoulderpod logoA special prize in each category was also awarded for the showing of creativity in storytelling. 

The prizes,
 provided by CIRCOM and Shoulderpod, in each category were:

Winner in the category – 500 EUR (provided by CIRCOM) and a Shoulderpod R1 Go
Highly Commended in the category – 250 EUR (provided by CIRCOM) a Shoulderpod H1
Special Prize in the category – a Shoulderpod R1 Pro

Shoulderpod also provided all the delegates with their flagship product, the S1 holder.

Beginners category winners

Winner: Balázs Beregi, MTVA (Hungary)
Highly Commended: Ágnes Gárdonyi, MTVA (Hungary)
Special Prize: Matej Korošec, RTVSlo (Slovenia)

Watch all stories produced in Beginners category

Advanced category winners

Winner: Gunnar Henrich, Hessischer Rundfunk (Germany)
Highly Commended: Bence Mohay, MTVA (Hungary)
Special Prize: Karine Bellifa, France 3 (France)

Watch all stories produced in Advanced category


Once again, the challenge proved how much television journalists from public service broadcasters are able to adapt to new tools and to use them in innovative ways to produce quality journalism.

3rd Mojo Challenge overview