A WGI Sport of the Arts Media credential may be provided as a courtesy to cover the event(s) requested in your form submission. The credential gets you in the door but does not guarantee you a seat at any event, nor does it allow access to restricted areas.
All WGI Media credential applicants must currently be employed or on assignment by the outlets they are representing. In general, press applicants fall into one of five categories: print, online, freelance, broadcast, and podcast/blog. The credential serves as a mutual agreement that you may gather different media coverage of the event in return for PROVIDING coverage of the event at a later date. This usually takes the form of an article or other narrative published on one of the categories listed above.
Any person requesting a media credential should fill out the WGI Media Badge Request Form. In this form, you will be required to provide information and answer a few questions about your media outlet. You will also be required to send in a scanned copy of your official media credentials from your outlet OR provide additional verification materials to obtain a media badge. Completed applications and a copy of media credentials or verification materials should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application is verified and approved, WGI will arrange for the Media Credential to be mailed or picked up on-site.