TUGEUGARAO CITY, Cagayan, June 14 (PIA) - - The 9th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards for 2015 has officially opened for nominations. - See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2791434344207/9th-bright-leaf-agri-journalism-awards-now-open#sthash.5vdxZ3qi.dpuf
Monette Quiogue of the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards Executive Committee said the awards honor the most outstanding and relevant agriculture stories that were published or aired on national and local television, print and radio media between September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.
She said the categories for the 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, a special award given to those who have won a Bright leaf Award in any category for five consecutive years.
As part of its efforts to collect more entries in this year’s competition, Quiogue said their team will be here on June 17, 2015 for a road show at the Events Place, Hotel Carmelita.
“We will embark on a series of road shows across key cities in the country to personally invite local media practitioners to submit their entries and answer any questions they may have about the awards,” she said.
The competition is open to all professional Filipino journalists aged 18 years old and above.
“Since there is no fee to enter, journalists can submit as many entries as they want, however, a story cannot be entered in more than one category,” Quiogue said, adding that those entries may be in English or any of the Philippine regional dialects.
She added that for entries that are not in English, participants are required to provide an English translation.
For more information, visit the Bright Leaf website at www.thebrightleafawards.com or contact the Bright Leaf Secretariat through email at email@example.com or call (0915) 550-8301 or (0918) 413-0797. (ALM/PIA-2)