Bright Leaf Awards Caravan Kicks Off In Batangas
May 24, 2017

Bright Leaf awards caravan kicks off in Batangas


By : Allan C. Ortillano


The second leg of the 10th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards will kick off its search for the best agriculture stories for 2016 in Lipa City in Batangas on May 26.

The Bright Leaf, launched in 2007 by the Phillip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Inc. (PMFTC, Inc.), conducted the first leg of its 15-city caravan in the north as part of its campaign to bring the contest to a wider audience and to celebrate its 10th year of recognizing and honoring the best and the brightest in agricultural journalism.

On top of the meet-and-greet sessions with local media practitioners, activities include roundtable discussion on pressing agricultural issues with local government officials, representatives from the Department of Agriculture and community leaders; workshops on feature writing and journalism in selected areas and community-related activities in selected localities.

Bright Leaf invites journalists from all over the Philippines to submit stories and photos for a chance to bring home the prize 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 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 five consecutive Bright Leaf awards in any category.

The Oriental Leaf Awardees will become part of the Bright Leaf Hall of Famer, an elite group of journalists.

Entry to said award is free and journalists or photographers may submit as many entries as they can for consideration but one particular entry may not be entered in more than one category.

All entries should be published, aired, or broadcast between September 1, 2015 until August 31, 2016. Deadline for submission of entries  is on September 1, 2016.

Entries may be written in English or any Philippine dialect, provided that English translation for such is attached.

For more information about the 2016 Bright Leaf Awards, visit their website at or call their secretariat at (0915)5508301 or (0918)4130797 or send an email at (MCA/ACO, PIA-Laguna)

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