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MEDIA GUIDELINES

Media Credential Policy

Working media is identified below as those media personnel who have obtained approved Challenge of Champions Tour media credentials.


This policy is Necessary in Order to:


  • Accommodate working media quickly and efficiently.
  • Enable the media to enter the Challenge of Champions Event facility quickly.
  • Protect event patrons from being approached by representatives working on commercial projects or unauthorized projects who may present themselves as journalists to the public.
  • Assist Challenge of Champions personnel in quickly identifying reporters cleared for access and media privileges.
  • Screen out non-affiliated person seeking media privileges.

How to Request Media Credentials:

Email credential request to Andrea Crenshaw, at: info@cctbullriding.com


Request to include: *Name * Title * Media Organization *Phone Number * Email address * Mailing address *Story of interest (if known) *intended date of visit to event


NOTE: Media organization logos need to be provided in the request. ALL REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO REQUEST TO BE ON SITE.


The email must indicate the names and titles of the staff planning to cover the event. NOTE: Media credentials are for working media only, please.


Freelance reporters and photographers will not be issued media credentials unless they submit proof of employment/contract with a news organization. This could include a letter from a news director, editor or similar authority. NO business card or bylined articles will be accepted. The letter must be on original media organization letterhead and include a phone number of proper contact at the news organization if further information and clarification is needed.


Bloggers and other online reporters will not be issued a press pass unless they can provide documentation of substantial web traffic/viewership (Google Analytics Reports or other web traffic reporting tool) and their blog/online news source must be at least one year old.


Each media credential request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and it is at the discretion of Challenge of Champions Management to grant the media credential.


Media passes are not available to high school or college journalism or photography classes. Passes are given to college newspaper staffs and are available to high school newspaper staffs on a case-by-case basis. An application must be submitted by the newspaper faculty advisor to be considered.


How to Obtain Media Credentials:


As a reminder, media representatives will need to carry proof of employment at the news outlet identified on their Challenge of Champions media credential. (i.e. employee badge/station badge)


Media credentials will be available for pick up in the Secretary's Office on the requested date of your visit to cover the Event.


REMINDER: ALL MEDIA REQUEST MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR REQUESTED VISIT.


NOTE: Media credentials used for purposes other than to conduct work on behalf of your media organization while at the Event may be revoked. This includes all unauthorized person who are in possession of or misuse media credentials.


Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please contact us  directly.