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Thank you so much for being interested in covering Blacktoberfest 2021. We're currently accepting media requests for the 2021 festival, including interviews with the founders, attendance at the festival, and festival-sponsored events.
Blacktoberfest defines "Media" as journalists, photographers, editors, or producers assigned to cover the festival for a specific media outlet (print, radio, TV), generating original content or reviews for entertainment, music, news, travel purposes, etc. "Media" can also include bloggers, on-air personalities, web journalists, influencers, relevant aggregation sites, etc., with a significant following and relevant content. Bloggers should be prepared to submit verification of analytics. There will be a thorough vetting process before approving press credentials. We are committed to the quality implementation of the festival, its patrons, and its sponsors.
The following are policies regarding Media Credentials and coverage:
Members of the Media must be on our "Blacktoberfest 2021 Media List" for credential consideration. Please email email@example.com be placed on the list. Include "Media List" in the subject line of your email with the following information in the body of your message: contact name, media outlet, media category, website, and preferred email.
You must apply by October 1, 2021, for consideration. All notifications regarding your status will be emailed no later than October 6, 2021. If you apply after the deadline, your request may not be granted. News stations and media outlets should send a letter requesting credentials for each assigned journalist. In addition, please include the list of all personnel and staff covering the event in one email. The deadline for all media submissions is October 1, 2021.
Photographers who wish to shoot for the festival team must submit their information by October 1, 2021. Include "Event Photographer" in the subject line and your name, website, phone number, and email address in the body of your email message.
Blacktoberfest does not accept any media credentials or requests via social media or direct message. We only accept emailed requests at this time.
Joining the Blacktoberfest media list does not guarantee acceptance of your media request to attend the festival. Additionally, if you have received credentials in the past, that does not guarantee approval for future events, and you must reapply each year for consideration.
Advertising personnel, marketing, sales professionals, personnel, and other support staff do not qualify for Media Credentials. In addition, the festival and its organizers cannot issue media credentials to guests or family members traveling with journalists.
The festival is not responsible for parking, fees associated with parking, or overnight accommodations for media. In addition, the festival staff and its subsidiaries are not responsible for lost or stolen media passes.
Event day logistics will be sent via email once media credentials have been approved.
Approved press passes will not be mailed and should be picked up on the day of the event. Please apply by the deadline, as we cannot guarantee media approval after the deadline. Media acceptance letters are non-transferable. Submitting your request does not guarantee approval.
The festival staff and its hired consultants retain the right to issue, deny or revoke media credentials at its discretion. Blacktoberfest 2021 press pass provides access to:
The staff reserves the right to provide different access levels based on the outlet, reach, etc. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding interview requests, press passes, and general media-related questions.
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