Accreditation for Bulgaria 2015
Accreditation to the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will open approximately in August.
Whilst many of you may have applied for Junior Eurovision accreditation several times, please take a few moments to read the information below.
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, 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.
If a decision is made to decline or remove an accreditation to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the applicant will be provided with information as to the reason(s) that led to the decision.
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. Separate 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 November 1 to Kath Lockett ([email protected]).
For 'Eurovision Community' websites
We recognise the importance of the many publications of the 'Eurovision Community', which keep the Junior Eurovision Song Contest spirit alive throughout the year. We will be happy to welcome you to cover the event in Malta.
APPLICATIONS • If you represent one of the 'Eurovision Community' websites or publications, please make your application for P (Press) accreditation through the INTERNATIONAL DELEGATION only. Any applications made through participating delegations will be transferred.
For more information on accreditation for 'Eurovision Community', please contact Luke Fisher ([email protected]).
For 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 Kath Lockett ([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.
Collecting your accreditation
More details about where and when you can collect your accreditation will be given closer to the event.