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Dec 17, 2015 05:41 |  #1

Applying to cover EURO 2016 and UEFA is requesting proof of a press card. I've covered the Pan-Am games and FIFA women's World Cup and no press card was required to work these events as a photographer.

How does one go about getting a press card? Which organizations are legit? There are lots of websites offering press cards that seem shandy on the web.


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Dec 17, 2015 12:05 |  #2

A press card comes from a legitimate media outlet, and states you are working for them. If you are not working for a news/media outlet you can't get press card because you are not press.

If you are shooting for a non-press entity who is related to the sport like a Corporate sponsor of one of the teams, or similar, you can go through your Client to get credentials - they will contact UEFA on your behalf and get them.

If you are trying to just shoot for yourself, I would suggest be prepared to be disappointed.


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Dec 17, 2015 15:23 |  #3

I shoot for a couple of different photo agencies so I hope this will help me get a press card with AIPS or Sports Media Canada.


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Dec 23, 2015 19:50 |  #4

figo wrote in post #17822184 (external link)
Applying to cover EURO 2016 and UEFA is requesting proof of a press card. I've covered the Pan-Am games and FIFA women's World Cup and no press card was required to work these events as a photographer.

The more they want coverage the less stringent an event organiser will be. FIFA want as much coverage of women's football as possible and the Pan Am Games is probably the same, so they will not be particularly strict. When it comes to a major tournament like Euro 2016 everyone is covering it and everyone and their dog wants to get in and shoot it, hence the stricter requirements.


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