BBC News Komla Dumor Award

Opportunity type:  Award.

For: Journalists.

Deadline: 15/03/24, 11:59 pm

Rewards: Allowance of £7000 + travel + accommodation + more.

Location Eligibility: Africa.

About this opportunity

The BBC is seeking a rising star of African journalism for the BBC News Komla Dumor Award, now in its ninth year. Journalists from across Africa are invited to apply for the award, which aims to uncover and promote fresh talent from the continent.


  • The winner of the BBC World News Komla Dumor award will receive a once-in-a-lifetime training and development opportunity with the BBC in London, starting in early September 2024  and running for three months.  
  • Working with teams from across BBC News, the winner will produce an African story for the BBC and have their story and their voice shared across the continent and the world.  They will be supported by a high-level BBC mentor and attend courses run by the BBC’s world-class training department, the BBC Academy. 
  • The BBC will pay for the winner’s flights to and from the UK and their visa.  They will also arrange and pay for the winner’s visa, travel and accommodation in London during their placement. The winner will receive a £7000 allowance during the three months in London (tax and deductions will be made as appropriate). 


  • You must be currently living and working as a journalist in Africa. 
  • You must create an account to apply for career opportunities.
  • Broadcasting experience is preferable.
  • You must have fluency in English as a first or equivalent language. 
  • You must hold or be able to obtain by 31 March 2024 a passport that is valid until at least 31st January 2025.
  • You must not be a current or former member of BBC staff.
  • If successful, your employer must be willing to release you for three months from September 2024 for you to travel on your own to take up your placement in London.
  • The visa requires that you hold a degree or are studying towards a degree equivalent to a UK Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university. 

Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link: Komla Dumor Award

All questions regarding this award should be sent to .


Mar 15 2024

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