Bright Leaf Awards 2014
February 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines - Aiming to harvest the best of the best, the 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is now open for entries. The annual awards are given to most outstanding agriculture stories in print, radio, and television. This year,  the awards will honor the most compelling photos that capture the essence of tobacco farming and agriculture industry.

Didet Danguilan, Bright Leaf Awards project head, said Filipino journalists can join the competition as their way of sharing the successes of farmers through their stories, in whatever medium, to the public. The categories for the awards are: Agriculture Story of the Year, Agriculture Photo of the Year, Tobacco Story of the Year, Tobacco Photo of the Year, Best Television Program or Segment, Best Radio Program or Segment, Best National News Story, Best Regional News Story, Best National Feature Story, Best Regional Feature News Story and Oriental Leaf Award.  The Oriental Leaf Award is given to those who have won a Bright Leaf Award in any category for five consecutive years and have become part of a group of individuals that comprise the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame.

Participation in The Bright Leaf Awards is free. Entries must be published, aired or broadcast between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2014.

For information, visit or call the Bright Leaf Secretariat at (02) 697-8110, (0915)5508301 or (0918)4130797 or email

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