Overview

The following media credential guidelines were established to provide an overview of the procedures followed by The Gala Company in processing media credential requests and a clear understanding of the guidelines for media access at event sites.

Eligibility

Each Media Member using a Credential represents that s/he is acting on a specific assignment for a newspaper, or for a press, news or photographic service (freelancers must be on specific assignment and submit original proof of assignment to The Gala Company). Each Credential issued by the Gala Company authorizes only the Media Member to use certain information gathered pursuant to the Credential (video, audio, photo, etc.). The Gala Company may, in its sole discretion, grant or deny Credentials, or modify these Terms. The Credential is not transferable and may be revoked at any time.

Application Deadlines

Media credential applications must be received by The Gala Company by the established deadlines set for each event. The Gala Company cannot guarantee that journalists who submit their applications after the deadline will be accommodated.

Credential Acceptance

The Gala Company encourages all media to attend The Gala Company events. However, if there is a limitation on the number of credentials issued for a specific event, The Gala Company will consider the following criteria, in order of significance, when issuing approval:
• Media organizations with a large daily circulation and/or a large national audience.
• Local media in the host city and relevant specialty media.
• Media outlets which attend The Gala Company events on a regular basis.
• Applications which are received by the deadline date.

Credential Usage

Credentials must be worn at all times. Each media credential is issued specifically for the journalist who was accepted through the credential process. Any media outlet that wishes to change the name(s) of their credentialed journalist(s) may do so, in writing, prior to the beginning of an event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason. Credentialed journalists will receive free admission to the event and access to areas where media accreditation is provided access. A media credential does not guarantee access to closed areas such as backstage, dressing rooms and closed rehearsals. The Gala Company is committed to providing a professional working environment for all media.

Misuse of a Gala Company media credential will result in the immediate loss of the credential, removal from the media areas and the possible loss of credential privileges for future events for the journalist and his/her organization.

Interview Policy

The Gala Company will provide opportunities for the media to interview requested individuals.

Photographers

Photographers wishing to cover The Gala Company events must be on assignment from a recognized news organization and be using professional camera equipment. All photographs taken at the event are to be used solely for use by the publication for which an individual is credentialed, unless he/she is otherwise granted express written consent by The Gala Company. Without such consent, it is strictly prohibited for any photograph taken in association with the event to be used in any manner by, or in association with, any publication other than that publication for which the individual is credentialed. Photographs taken at this event are not to be sold to any other media outlet, organization or individual unless permission is granted by The Gala Company. Failure to comply with the above regulations will result in the immediate loss of credential privileges for all future Gala Company events for the photographer. Additionally, the media outlet listed will lose the ability to credential a photographer at future Gala Company events.

Television Coverage and Videotaping

No camera crews other than those of The Gala Company will be allowed inside the venue during the live pageant competition show hours. Live or taped coverage of the pageant competition will not be permitted. Television stations or other camera crews may not be on the event grounds at the time of the live show without advance permission, and may not interfere in any manner with The Gala Company filming of the event at any time.

With advance notice to The Gala Company, television news organizations may request special access for legitimate news coverage.

Taped Footage

Requests for The Gala Company’s taped footage of the event may be requested by contacting media@misscalifonrialatina.com. Depending upon the requested footage and intended usage, costs may apply.

Thank You

Thank you for requesting media coverage at our events, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation with our media guidelines. We look forward to working with you.


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