Media accreditation for Elevate Festival is intended for journalists working for legitimate and suitable media outlets. Proof of media outlet can be validated by providing Elevate Festival with examples of recently published work.

The purpose of media accreditation is for Elevate Festival to provide working journalists with the tools required to report on the event, its content and its participants. Elevate Festival will provide accredited media with exclusive access to interview its participants and share high quality materials and assets in order to cover the festival. Media accreditation holders are expected to credit Elevate Festival as their source.

Media to be considered for accreditation includes freelancers, contributors, analysts, filmmakers, crew, influencers, bloggers, YouTubers, or podcasters. These roles will be subject to a more extensive assessment and will be requested to provide more information during their application process, including but not limited to the following:

  • Proof of recent work with a legitimate media outlet
  • Proof of assignment by a legitimate media outlet

If the media falls under the categories listed above, and does NOT have proof of legitimate media outlet/assignment, Elevate Festival may request

  • Proof of pre-coverage for the upcoming event you are applying for
  • Proof of coverage plans for the upcoming event you are applying for

Elevate Festival monitors coverage generated by all attending media to ensure coverage plans and assignments were delivered. Those with no proof of coverage may be declined media accreditation.

Legitimate media outlets include publications or broadcasters that provide news and feature stories to the public through various distribution channels, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, podcasts, and across a range of online mediums.

For any content generated or published by accredited media from which Elevate Festival was the source, it is expected that Elevate Festival is acknowledged or made reference to in some manner.

Gaining media accreditation is subject to assessment and approval by Elevate Festival’s PR team. The Elevate Festival media team reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation via the online application process.

Elevate Festival also retains the right to cancel any media accreditation at their discretion and at any time. This includes revoking invitations made by Elevate Festival. Grounds for cancellation covers anyone with media accreditation that has had a change in circumstances and no longer meets the above criteria or standards held by Elevate Festival, as mentioned above.