Credentials are issued to working professional journalists, employed or contracted by bona fide media outlets, who have an assignment related to the airshow. Members of the media who wish to attend the show but who are not on assignment to cover the show will not receive credentials. They will need to purchase tickets and enter through regular entry gate.
Freelance photographers not on assignment will not receive credentials. (Photographer credentials are approved for editorial shooting only) Photographers shooting for stock houses, resale and other commercial purposes will not be credentialed.
Online media outlets such as blog administrators or writers, vlogs and podcast sites will not be considered for Media Credentials unless proper documentation of the site’s history can be provided. Such documentation include established period of existence, traffic/subscriber data and previous coverage of aviation events. Maintaining a Facebook page or other social media account does not in itself qualify a person for media credentials.
Student Media Organizations, communication studies, videography or similar groups will be considered for credentials. The instructor or faculty advisor should fill out the application and include the outline of the proposed project.
Media Credentials are not available to advertising, marketing, public relations or management departments or firms, unless they are assigned as journalists during the event.
Press IDs from organizations that charge a fee for the ID are not sufficient for Media Credentials. Issued credentials will be personalized and require photo ID for parking in the media area and entry to the show.
Credentials DO NOT cover family or friends of media members, and they will not be allowed into the media area. They will need to purchase tickets and enter through regular entry gate.
The Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow maintains the right to request additional information from any media outlet prior to approving credentials, and also may approve or reject any credential requests for the event.