ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / May 13, 2012) – The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards on Sunday announced the search for best works of journalists on most agricultural issues and best farming practices in the Philippines.
David Isaac Buenaventura, the Bright Leaf Agriculture Secretariat Project Manager, invited local journalists, who through their stories on newspapers, radio segments, and television features and photographs have promoted agriculture development and sustainability in the Philippines.
Last year, the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards received an overwhelming participation from the best of the press - writers, editors, television reporters, producers, and photographers - all of them with a keen sense of how important agriculture is, he said during a briefing in Zamboanga City.
“The new year signals a new season. The second Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is bigger, better and brighter,” Buenaventura said.
It was the first time that Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards invited local journalists to join the prestigious contest.
He said the categories for Bright Leaf Awards include 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 Feature News Story, Best National Feature Story, and a special Oriental Leaf Awards that honors constant contributors and winners through the years. The award will be given to those who won for 3 consecutive years.
Buenaventura said the submission of entries begins on May 21 until August 31 this year and Bright Leaf Awards now accepts entries written in any Filipino dialects. (Mindanao Examiner)