NOT ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE APPROVEDMedia/Photo passes are limited - This is only a request.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 29, 2019.Applicants will be notified of their status by April 11, 2019.
YOU MUST BE ON ASSIGNMENT TO COVER SUNFEST.You must have a confirmed assignment to cover the overall festival. Media credentials and photo passes will not be provided for spec photography, freelance writers not on assignment, or portfolio photographers.
CREDENTIALS ARE FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ONLYPersonal assistants, associates, guests or other similar staff employed by media outlets do not qualify for media credentials. Guests or family members traveling or attending with journalists do not qualify for media credentials.
A MAXIMUM OF 2 MEDIA CREDENTIALS PER REQUEST PER OUTLET FOR WORKING MEDIA ONLY.Any requests above and beyond will be approved on a case by case basis. IF you are requesting more than 2 credentials please provide rationale and number including names, assignment (photo or writer) and days assigned in the Additional Comments section. CREDENTIALS will be issued daily and are only valid for one day.
Please do not contact us with questions regarding the status of your application. All applicants will be contacted by April 11, 2019.
Everyone interested in covering SunFest must complete the official application form and requirements. All applications are screened carefully.
Media - SunFest defines "Media" as journalists, photographers, editors and producers who have a verified and specific EDITORIAL assignment to cover the festival for a specific, recognized media outlet (print, online, radio or TV) that generates original articles and reviews about the festival.
Web magazine writers and bloggers must provide specific information about their site in the additional comments section of the application. Credentials for web magazines and bloggers are extremely limited and evaluated carefully. We are looking for editorial coverage not just event listings or photos. You must have news and editorial content as a part of your online coverage.
Freelance writersWe will not accept applications from freelance writers who are not on a confirmed assignment.
Photography You MUST be a photographer on assignment. All applications are screened carefully. No spec photography, portfolio photography or personal web site photography will be permitted.
Photography equipment requirements: ONLY photographers with professional cameras such as SLR or interchangeable lens cameras will be allowed in to the photo pits. Point and shoot cameras and smart phones will not be permitted and the policy will be strictly enforced by staff and security. ONLY photographers are allowed in press pit - no reporters, writers or on air talent.