10th Bright Leaf award for journalists kicks off
PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY
By : Elvira C. Bongosia
TAGBILARAN CITY, March 1 (PIA) The 10th year of Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards kicks off its search for the best agriculture stories for 2016.
The Bright Leaf Bohol caravan recently conducted here aims to encourage Boholano journalists to participate in the search by reporting on the country’s agriculture sector.
Rep. Rene Relampagos (1st District), Rep. Arthur Yap (3rd District) and Department of Agriculture-7 Regional Technical Director Joel Elumba encouraged the local media here during the caravan held at the Metro Center Hotel to feature stories in agriculture and submit them to Bright Leaf.
The competition is seeking published or aired stories and photos 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.
Didet Danguilan, Project Director of the Bright Leaf Awards, said that the company came up with the Bright Leaf Awards as a way of bringing to the public the various issues about the agriculture sector.
Launched in 2007, Bright Leaf invites journalists from all over the Philippines to submit their stories and photos for the following categories: 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, Best Agriculture Feature Story Regional, and The Oriental Leaf Award.
The Oriental Leaf Award is a special award given to those who have won five Bright Leaf Awards in any category.
The Oriental Leaf Awardees become part of the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame, an elite group of journalists.
There is no entry fee required to enter. Journalists and photographers may submit several entries for consideration. However, an entry may not be entered in more than one category.
Entries should be published, aired, or broadcast between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016.
Deadline for submission of entries is on September 1, 2016.
Entries may be in English or any of the Philippine dialects.
For entries that are not in English, participants will need to submit an English translation.
Winners will be receiving cash prizes, premium items, and an all-expense-paid trip in an Asian country.
For entry forms and more information, contact or visit Bright Leaf Secretariat at (0915) 550-8301 or (0918) 413-0797, (02)5456425 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bright Leaf website at www.thebrightleafawards.com. (rmn/ecb/PIA7-Bohol)