Last Call For Bright Leaf Awards
September 3, 2014

The 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is moving to the judging phase.  The deadline for submission of entries is on Sept. 10.

Launched in 2007, the Bright Leaf Awards honors the work of print, television, photo and radio journalists all over the country aired or published from Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014.  The competition is looking for stories and photos aired or published that best depict the state of Philippine agriculture today whether it be about best practices, latest innovations, environmental care, safety, crop sustainability and other relevant issues.

As part of it’s search for the best of the best, the organizers of the 8th Bright Leaf Awards have traveled all over the country meeting with journalists and inviting them personally submit their entries.  Roadshow events were held at Lucena City, Cebu, Davao, Baguio, Dagupan, Vigan, Naga and Cagayan de oro.

A panel of judges that includes award-winning journalists, photographers, artists and broadcasters will be choosing this year’s winners.  There are 10 awards up for grabs:  agriculture story of the year, tobacco story of the year, best television program or segment, best radio program or segment, best radio program or segment, agriculture photo of the year, tobacco photo of the year, best regional news story, best regional feature story and best national feature story.

Entry forms and more information may be obtained at  Interested parties may contact the Bright Leaf Secretariat via e-mail at or clal (02) 6978110, 0915-5508301 or 0918-4130797.

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