Africa Contest

2024 African Journalists Competition: Media Monitoring Africa MMA Isu Elihle 2023 Challenge

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The Isu Elihle Awards Competition is an initiative originating from Africa with the goal of encouraging ethical and top-tier reporting on matters concerning children. Translating to “great idea” in isiZulu, Isu Elihle challenges journalists to submit innovative story ideas that prioritize children’s voices and hold authorities accountable.

The competition seeks to empower journalists by providing mentorship, resource sharing, and financial support to develop and publish child-focused stories on various mainstream news platforms. It encourages innovative journalism about children and prompts journalists to reconsider their approach to engaging with and reporting on issues affecting children. The transformation from the initial idea to the final published story reflects significant growth in storytelling skills.

This pioneering initiative nurtures top-notch, child-centred journalism that amplifies children’s perspectives and catalyzes positive change in media coverage of their issues.


Cash prizes:

– ZAR 25,000 (Overall Winner)

– ZAR 15,000 (2nd place)

– ZAR 10,000 (Third Place)


  • The competition is open to professional journalists, whether employed directly or freelancers, working in Africa, and there is no entry fee.
  • Story ideas can be tailored for any mainstream news medium, including TV, radio, or online platforms.

Method of Application

For more information,

Application Deadline: May 30, 2024.

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