The nationwide search is on for the best works in agriculture journalism as the fifth Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is now accepting entries to this prestigious competition.
The event gives due recognition to outstanding published works in print, radio, television, and photography that chronicle and capture the agricultural landscape of the times.
By recognizing journalistic excellence in agriculture, it contributes to raise awareness and support to an industry that feed and fuel our nation. It also brings to light the issues and movements that define today’s agricultural industry by encouraging reportage and discourse.
The categories of Bright Leaf Awards are Agriculture Story of the Year, Tobacco Story of the Year, Best Television Program or Segment, Best Radio Program or Segment, Agriculture Photo of the Year, Tobacco Photo of the Year, Best Regional News Story, Best National News Story, Best Regional Features Story, and Best National Features Story.
The winners of the Agriculture Story of the Year, Tobacco Story of the Year, Best Agriculture Radio Program or Segment, and Best Agriculture TV Program or Segment will each receive PhP 60,000 in cash, while the rest will receive PhP 25,000 in cash.
In addition, the winners of the Agriculture Story of the Year, Tobacco Story of the Year, Agriculture Photo of the Year, and Tobacco Photo of the Year, will also receive an Apple Ipad Wi-fi 3G and an all-expense paid Asian trip.
Submission of entry is from 13 June to 31 August 2011. Participants may send their entries to the official Bright Leaf secretariat.