8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards now open

DAGUPAN CITY – The 8th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is now accepting the best published agriculture stories and photos and broadcast reports of media practitioners in the country, Didet Danguilan, project head of the Bright Leaf Awards announced recently.

Given to the most outstanding and relevant agriculture stories in print, radio, and television, the Bright Leaf Awards will also honor the most compelling photos that capture the essence of tobacco farming and the agriculture industry.

Danguilan said professional Filipino journalists are encouraged to join the competition as their way of sharing the successes of farmers through their stories- in whatever medium – to the public.

Their stories need to be seen heard and appreciated, Danguilen said even as she added that the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is the best way to achieve that.

Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards Team is holding a series of roadshows to invite tri-media practitioners from more agricultural provinces to submit their articles and photos in order to collect a larger crop of entries in this year’s competition, Danguilan said.

Media practitioners can compete in 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 National News Story; Best Regional News Story; Best National Feature Story; Best Regional Feature Story; and the Oriental Leaf Award.

Bright Leaf is also giving the Oriental Leaf Award, a special award for those who have won a Bright Leaf Award in any category for five consecutive years. The Oriental Leaf Awardees become part of an elite group of individuals that comprise the Bright Leaf Hall of Fame. (From a report by April Montes, PIA 1, Pangasinan)