Cebu media urged to join 10th Bright Leaf journalism competition
By : Ferliza C. Contratsta
CEBU CITY, June 14 (PIA) – Cebu journalists are urged to join the 10th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards.
In today’s Bright Leaf Caravan, organizers urged members of Cebu’s media to send entries in the several categories of the competition.
Since it started 10 years ago, there were already three winners from Cebu’s print media.
Monette Quiogue, Bright Leaf’s secretariat, said they are hoping to get more entries from the regions as they advocate for the preservation of the agricultural sector.
Categories for the competition include Agriculture Story of the Year; Tobacco Story of the Year; Agriculture Story of the Year; Best Agriculture TV Program / Segment; Best Agriculture Radio Program or Segment; Best Agriculture News Story (National); Best Agriculture Feature Story (National); Best Agriculture Feature Story (Regional); Best Agriculture Feature Story (National); Best Agriculture Photo of the Year and the Best Tobacco Photo of the Year.
In every five years, there is a special category called Oriental Leaf Award which is given to any winner for five consecutive years.
“We would like to remind everyone that submission of entries is totally free. We are not collecting any fee,” Quiogue said.
She said a participant can submit as many entries but can’t submit the same entry in different categories.
Prizes include cash, iPads, and trips abroad.
There are three ways that the participant can send entries. First is to send it through email at email@example.com; send through mails in Bright Leaf Awards 2016, Juicebox Shop Inc, Unit 2F Phoenix Heights Condominium 40 Henry Javier St. Corner Danny Floro St., Pasig City 1600; or through Dropbox Account and share to the same email.
Entries covered should be those that were published from September 1, 2015 until August 31, 2016.
According to its website, Bright Leaf is committed to promoting and creating awareness on the most current agricultural issues and the best farming practices from environmental care, safety, to crop sustainability.
It started with only 82 entries on its first year. (rmn/fcc/PIA7-Cebu)