MEDIA

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Media Credentials & Registration

It is our pleasure to welcome accredited media to the Lake Victoria Challenge. To ensure we are providing our competitors, speakers and exhibitors access to media, we require working members of the media to verify their role. We have developed the following criteria for complimentary working media badges. If you do not meet these criteria and wish to attend the event, we invite you to register as an attendee.

To qualify for media credentials:

  • Applicants should cover the industry and its vertical markets or be a mainstream business, technology reporter or national/local broadcaster looking to cover the unmanned technology industry news.
  • Editorial Only: Representatives from publications and other news media must represent editorial staff.
  • The following representatives are welcome to attend the show but must register for an Expo Hall or Full Conference Pass—advertising sales representatives, producers, marketing staff, promotion companies, Social Media agencies, PR agencies, and Advertising/Branding agencies, film makers, photographers for hire, and spouses.
  • Exceptions may be made for local media interested in covering the show. Local media are encouraged to email info@lakevictoriachallenge.org for assistance with logistics.
  • Personal websites or personal, enthusiast blogs do not qualify for media credentials.
  • A history of being registered at previous events does not guarantee approval or waive the accreditation requirement. Travel to the show does not guarantee admittance.

Lake Victoria Challenge Qualification Criteria:

  • Only reporters and editors are eligible to receive media credentials.
  • Reporters and/or editors’ registration fees will be covered at the discretion of the Lake Victoria Challenge.
  • Reporters and/or editors are responsible for their own travel and lodging

 Magazine and Newspaper Editorial Staff:

Please provide two (2) of the following acceptable credentials for review and consideration by Lake Victoria Challenge management:

  • A scanned copy of the publication masthead including your name and title.
  • A scanned copy or link to original, bylined editorial work, showing product coverage within the industry from the last three months.
  • An email or scan of original letter on the assigning publication’s letterhead from assigning editor or news director with a writing assignment detailing a specific coverage assignment at the show.

 Freelance and Contributing Writers and Photographers:

Please provide two (2) of the following acceptable credentials for review and consideration by Lake Victoria Challenge management:

  • A scanned copy of the publication masthead including your name and title.
  • A scanned copy or link to original, bylined editorial work, showing product coverage within the industry from the last three months.
  • An email or scan of original letter on the assigning publication’s letterhead from assigning editor or news director with a writing assignment detailing a specific coverage assignment at the show.

 Websites/Blogs:

Please submit and verify all following acceptable credentials for review and consideration by Lake Victoria Challenge management:

  • URL of your blog
  • Site analytics showing at least 5,000 unique visits per month
  • Blog content must be original and updated at least two times a week

The Web publication must be previously established with a proven track record showing coverage of products within the industry for at least 1 year. The site must be an independent site (not a site that is aggregating content) that is updated at least biweekly with original and industry-related news.

 Exhibitor Blog:

Exhibitors gathering content for their corporate blogs will not be classified as media,  and will not receive a media badge in addition to or in place of an exhibitor badge. If taking photos of other exhibitor’s booths, equipment, technology, staff, etc., to accompany blog content please ask permission. Approval from booth staff is required.

TV Crews, Reporters, Cameras / Photo Editors / Technicians:

Please provide the following acceptable credentials for review and consideration by Lake Victoria Challenge management:

  • Network News: A business card from a major TV network reflecting your editorial role.
  • Non-network outlets: A letter from the news director or assignment editor on station/network letterhead stating that you have been assigned to represent the organization in an editorial capacity. Non-network outlets include small news channels, independent news, web news, etc.

 On-site Media Registration:

If you choose to register on-site, please be sure to bring printed copies of the qualification criteria, as noted above.