9th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards Now Open.
June 8, 2015

DAGUPAN CITY, June 4, 2015 (PIA) – The best published agriculture stories, photos and broadcast reports of media practitioners in the country are now accepted in the 9th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards.

The Bright Leaf Awards are given to the most outstanding and relevant agriculture stories in print, radio, and television. It will also honor the most compelling photos that capture the essence of tobacco farming and the agriculture industry.

It acknowledges as well the efforts of the Filipino journalists to bring to the forefront the current issues, new best practices, safety issues, crop sustainability and many other subjects relevant to one of the country’s most important industries.

Paula Nucum, secretariat, said that in order to collect a larger crop of entries in this year’s competition, the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards Team is holding a series of road shows to reach out to tri-media practitioners from more agricultural provinces to invite them to submit their articles and photos.

In Pangasinan, Nucum said that a road show is scheduled at the Star Plaza Hotel in Dagupan City at 12 noon on Friday, June 5.

“This event will provide a venue for the discussion and clarification of all the details regarding the competition,” she said.

The categories for the Bright Leaf Awards are: Agriculture Story of the Year; Agriculture Photo of the Year; Tobacco Story of the Year; Tobacco Photo of the Year; Best Agriculture Television Program or Segment; Best Agriculture Radio Program or Segment; Best Agriculture News Story-National; Best Agriculture News Story-Regional; Best Agriculture Feature Story-National; Best Agriculture Feature Story-Regional; and the 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 become part of an elite group of individuals that comprise the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame.

For more information, visit the website: www.thebrightleafawards.com or contact the Bright Leaf Awards Secretariat through e-mail: secretariat@thebrightleafawards.com or call: (02) 697-8110, 0915-550-8301 or 0918-413-0797. (MCA/AMM/PIA-1, Pangasinan) - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1941433407041/9th-bright-leaf-agriculture-journalism-awards-now-open#sthash.aYtRW0Ye.dpuf

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