CANDON CITY - As part of its drive to have more entries this year, the Bright Leaf team has embarked on a roadshow across cities in the country to invite media practitioners to submit their entries for the ninth Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards.
This year, the team has targetted more provinces and cities to participate in the annual competition to collect more entries to vie for the most outstanding and relevant agriculture stories that are published, aired or broadcast locally on radio and television between Sept. 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.
An orientation for Ilocos Sur journalists was held in this city on March 23. Several vehicles were brought to selected areas of departure to fetch members of the media of Ilocos Sur, including those from Ilocos Norte to Max Restaurant here for the press briefing.
The deadline for the submission of entries will be on September 4, this year.
Entries may be in English or any of the Philippine regional dialects. For entries tha t are not in English, participants are required to provide an English translation.
Journalists can submit as many entries as they want. However, a story cannot be entered in more than one category.
Launched in 2007, more and more journalists from all over the country have been submitting their stories and photos hoping to bring home the trophy for the best 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 Agriculture News Story National; Best Agriculture News Story Regional; Best Agriculture Feature Story National and Best Agriculture Feature Story Regional.
Bright Leaf is also giving the Oriental Leaf Award, an special award for those who have won a Bright Leaf Award in any category for five years. The Oriental Leaf Awardees become part of an elite group of individuals that comprise the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame.