Media professionals who liked to come to the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest could apply for press accreditation (P). A limited number of fan accreditations (F) was available as well. The accreditation period ran from the 20th of September until the 2nd of November (23:59 CET) and took place ONLINE through the Eurovision Family Accreditation System. Accreditation for this year's contest has now ended.
Accreditation for Amsterdam 2012
November 28th: 08:00 – 18:30
November 29th: 08:00 – 18:00
November 30th: 11:30 – 23:00
December 1st: 12:30 – 00:30
Also open on Monday, 26th of Novembers at the Mercure Hotel for the Opening Reception: 19:00 – 20:30.
The accreditation centre at the venue is open from the 28th of November till the 1st of December. Accredited press can pick up their pass here during the opening hours.
Your application will be reviewed by the Head of Press of the participating broadcaster of your country, or by the EBU if you come from a non-participating country.
The European Broadcasting Union considers the Press Accreditation (category P) to be a working tool to be used by media professionals only. This chapter describes the definition of a media professional.
GRANTING APPLICATIONS • The EBU and participating EBU Member broadcasters only provide accreditation to representatives of media which are available to the public in sales outlets, through publically accessible radio frequencies, television channels or internet sites. The media outlet should be registered at the Chamber of Commerce, or should be legally established otherwise.
DENYING APPLICATIONS • Publishers, marketing personnel, sub-editors, staff of the publication's secretariat, advertising agency representatives, public relations agencies, students, Junior Eurovision Song Contest fan publication producers, internal magazines of companies, trade magazines, and newsletters (or representatives of) one of the participating artists can not be accredited as press.
However, at the sole discretion of the EBU's acting Head of Press, and where the quality and circulation criteria justify their consideration, such publications may be eligible for accreditation on a case by case basis.
PRIORITY • A limited number of accreditations is available, based on the capacity of the Press Centre. It is the responsibility of the respective Head of Delegation or Head of Press to give out accreditations with priority to mass media, such as national daily newspapers, mass-circulation magazines, leading radio- and television stations, and popular internet portals.
ACCESS • Unless differently stated, accredited press have:
- access to the Press Working Area, Interview Area and the Press Conference Area;
- access to a designated area inside the Arena during Open Rehearsals;
- access to a designated area inside the Arena during at least one of the Dress Rehearsals of each event;
Press accreditation does not provide access to the Show Desk, Backstage Area, Commentators Area or the Technical Areas, and is not valid as a concert ticket.
POOL PHOTOGRAPHERS • Pool photographers have access to the arena during the live shows, and can work under excellent conditions in a designated area. Seperate pool photographer badges and bibs are available to a limited amount of people. These pool badges will be distributed on-site through and at the sole discretion of the EBU's acting Head of Press at the Press Centre. Access requests should be submitted before the 1st of November to Mr. Jarmo Siim ([email protected]).
For the Dedicated Fans
Unlike at other major events, the EBU welcomes a select group of dedicated fans of the participating artists and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, each participating delegation can give out a small number of fan accreditations.
STUDENTS • Students writing their thesis about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest can also be assigned a fan accreditation if they present the EBU with a letter of recommendation from their mentor or their school/university. Access requests and recommendation letters should be submitted before the 1st of November to Mr. Jarmo Siim ([email protected]).
FAN ACCESS • Unless differently stated, accredited fans have:
- Access to a special Fan Area;
- Access to the Press Conference Area during the first press conference of each delegation;
- Access to a designated area inside the Arena during Open Rehearsals;
- Access to a designated area inside the Arena during at least one of the Dress Rehearsals of each event;
- Access to the EuroClub;
- Depending on capacity; Access to opening- and afterparties.
Fan accreditation does not provide access to the Show Desk, Backstage Area, Press Working Area, Commentators Area or the Technical Areas. No access to the Press Conference Area during and after Semi-Finals and the Final due to possible capacity limitations.
For media inquiries regarding the 2012 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, please contact:
Eurovision Family of Events
Communications & PR
EBU Communication Coordinator
+372 712 0050
AVRO Press Officer
+316 273 71500
AVRO Press Officer assistant
+316 465 08004
+316 436 89580
AVRO Press Officer assistant