BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for African Journalists 2022 (Win up to £7,000)

The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for African Journalists in the UK in 2022 is now accepting applications.

Africa’s Komla Dumor was a journalist. His life’s work was to inform the world about Africa with honesty and sincerity. The BBC wishes to carry on this tradition.

The BBC World News Komla Dumor Award will be given to an extraordinary African person who combines great journalistic abilities, on-air flair, and an uncommon aptitude for conveying African stories with the drive and potential to become a future star.

Worth of Award

  • The winner’s airfare to and from the UK, as well as their visa, will be paid for by the BBC.
  • We’ll also organize and pay for the winner’s lodging in London while they’re on placement.
  • The recipient will get £2,000 per month to cover their living costs during the three-month internship, as well as a one-off payment of £5,000 to help offset the loss of earnings in their home country.
  • Some of the items listed above may be taxed (and deductions will be made as appropriate).

Requirements for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

  • To be considered for this prestigious prize, you must presently reside in Africa and work as a journalist.
  • You’ll also need the following qualifications and experience:
  • Excellent talents in journalism, especially digital and social media.
  • Experience in broadcasting is preferred.
  • A superb broadcasting voice and strong presenting abilities, as well as the ability to act with panache at the microphone.
  • Ability to identify and propose a compelling original African story concept in accordance with BBC editorial criteria (
    Knowledge and comprehension of the African continent, encompassing politics, business, culture, history, and sport, is broad and current.
  • English as first or similar language fluency.

How to Apply for the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

You have to:

  • Please submit a CV (no more than two pages) or complete a jobs hub profile.
  • Have a valid passport or be able to get one.
  • You must not be a current or past BBC employee.


  • If you are selected, your employer must agree to release you for three months in September 2022 so that you may travel to London on your own.
  • You must have a degree or be studying for a degree comparable to a UK Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution to qualify for the visa.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be needed to provide references, evidence of work, birth certificates, passports, a suitable UK visa, and proof of English proficiency.

Deadline for application: February 16, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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