Daily Zamboanga Times
By Ely Dumaboc
The Bright Leaf Caravan arrived in Zamboanga City yesterday following a series of roadshows in Luzon and Visayas to solicit support from local media practitioners in the promotion of agriculture in the country.
Didet Danguilan-Santiago, communications manager of Bright Leaf, invited Zamboanga-based journalists to join the 12th
Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards as a contribution to the promotion of agriculture.
The Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards honors the most important and outstanding agricultural news stories that raise the discourse of critical agriculture issues, and celebrate the best photographs that capture the spirit of Philippine agriculture in a single frame.
During the session, PMFTC External Affairs Director Bayen Elero-Tinga welcomed local newsmen here and invited them to submit their entries and participate in this year’s competition.
“As one of the pioneer award-giving bodies in agriculture journalism, Bright Leaf continues to honor and give due recognition to journalists and photographers, who bring to public attention the importance of agriculture in our everyday lives,” said Elero-Tinga.
From the time it was launched 12 (twelve) years ago, entries for the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards grew from just 82 during its first year to 600 in the year 2007.
With the theme 12 Years of Bounty for 2018, Bright Leaf invites journalists nationwide to submit entries 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
• Best Online Story
This is the first time that the Best Online Story has been included among the categories. This special award will be given to the best agriculture news or feature story that is published on an online news website.(Ely Dumaboc)