The secretariat of the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is now accepting entries for the 2014 season. The awards are given to outstanding agriculture stories in print, radio and television. There is also a category for photos that capture the essence of tobacco farming and the agriculture industry. The entries must have been published or aired locally between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. Last day of submission is 5 p.m., September 10, 2014.
The categories 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 Feature Story; Best National Feature Story; and Oriental Leaf Award.
The Oriental Leaf Award is a special award given to those who have won a Bright Leaf Award in any category for five consecutive years. The Oriental Leaf Awardees comprise the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame.
Entry forms can be secured by visiting http://www.thebrightleafawards.com or contact the official Bright Leaf Secretariat c/o Juicebox Shop Inc. at (02) 697-8110.