Media accreditation will be available for working media at all official events. No
accreditation is required for free admission events and no special privileges will
The festival defines media as journalists, photographers, broadcasters and
videographers who are currently working or under contract to print and online
newspapers, magazines, broadcast and internet radio stations, broadcast and
online television shows.
Please note that media badges will not be issued to photographers who are solely
using smartphones and tablets to photograph and videotape at Festival events.
Because of customer sightline complaints, media badge holders are not permitted
to bring ladders to the King and Queen competition and the Grand Parade. Media
badge holders are not permitted to stand on chairs at Festival events.
Individuals who own or are working for photography studios, photography
websites, image banks, personal websites, blogs, Instagram and Facebook sites will not be issued media passes. However, unaffiliated photographers and
videographers may purchase a special media area pass for $250 service charge.
All electronic recording or taping of the official events is specifically for the use of
Entertainment/news media only. No selling of images taken at the festival is
No live-streaming and/or Pay-Per-View servicing is permitted.
NO DRONES are allowed on the festival grounds.
PLEASE READ: The rules have changed regarding who may apply for Media
Accreditation. The festival is reducing the number of Media Passes issued
this year and redefining who it considers being Media.
Documentation of events used in any other capacity will be of unlawful use unless
agreed to by the Festival Management Committee in advance.
It is the sole responsibility of the accredited photographers/ videographers to get
relevant model releases from event participants.
Return completed form along with a head-and-shoulders jpeg
email@example.com and check the Festival website for information
about how/when to pick up your media pass.