As part of its search for the best agriculture stories, photos, TV and radio segments or programs, the organizers of the 8th Bright Leaf Awards are traveling the country to meet with journalists face to face and invite them personally to join the competition.
The Bright Leaf Awards is a nationwide search for the year’s best stories that were aired or published between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. This competition honors the exceptional pieces of journalists that were published and broadcasted that brought to the fore developments, innovations and issues in the agriculture industry that either contributed to the economic advancement of a community or inventions that have the potential to boost agriculture growth.
The roadshow has made stops in Lucena City, Cebu, Davao, Dagupan, Naga, Baguio and Cagayan de Oro. These provincial sorties saw an increasing number of journalists attending year by year, a testimony to the high awareness of the project as well as to the integrity and credibility of the competition. Roadshows were held in Lucena, Cebu and Naga for the first time this year to reach out to more journalists from Luzon to Mindanao.
The different categories include Agriculture Story of the Year; Tobacco Story of the Year, Best Television Program or Segment; Best Radio Program or Segment; Best Regional News Story; Best National News Story; Best Regional Feature Story; Best National Feature Story; and The Oriental Leaf Award.
The roadshow will visit Vigan, Laoag, Tuguegarao and Manila.