The search is on for the best agriculture stories for 2016 for the 10th Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards.
For this year, Bright Leaf will be going around the country via a caravan with more activities for participants on top of the meet-and-greet sessions with local media practitioners, which 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 photojournalism in selected areas; and beneficial community-related activities in selected localities
Now on its 10th year of honoring the best and brightest in agricultural journalism, the new Bright Leaf caravans will visit 15 cities, the highest number of places that Bright Leaf has ever visited in a year to bring the contest to a wider audience, Bright Leaf will kick off with a workshop on writing in Ilocos on April 22, 2016 at the Vitalis Resort, Sabangan Santiago, Ilocos Sur at 5:00 pm.
Launched in 2007 by PMFTC Inc., Bright Leaf invites journalists from all over the Philippines to submit their 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 Radio Program or Segment; 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, an special award is 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 that one category. Entries should be published, aired, or broadcast between September 1, 2015 and August 31, 2016. The deadline for submission of entries is September 1, 2016.
Entries may be in English or any of the Philippine languages. For entries that are not in English, participants will need to submit an English translation. Winners will be receiving cash prizes, premium item, and an all-expense-paid trip in an Asian country.#