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Accreditation

PRESS ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES

Media accreditation and attendance on EKO ACROPOLIS RALLY 2022 may be subject to modified terms under COVID-19 regulations. All attendees including the media will be required to comply with the COVID protocol as defined by the event organizers whenever applicable.

The National Press Officer will only accredit the publications / small national agencies (journalists and photographers), websites and radio stations of Greece. Any other applicant must apply directly to the FIA Communications Department using the online international rally-by-rally accreditation system at https://wrc.ams.fia.com/login

Greek press agencies as well as the local offices of all major international agencies will be accredited directly by the FIA (e.g. the EFE must be accredited by the FIA for all rallies including the Rally RACC Rally de España, etc).

The National Press Officer of EKO Acropolis Rally will accredit the major publications / small national agencies of the country, permitting a maximum of three passes per publication/agency after having made a very strict selection of the accredited media. Three passes will exceptionally be issued to publications/agencies confirming a substantial amount of on-event coverage. A maximum of one pass (journalist only) will be issued to websites (photo tabards are not issued to websites).

General
Accreditation requests for nationally-based media must be sent until 17 August.
International media (news and photo agencies, print and web media) based outside of Greece, as well as national news agencies, must apply through the FIA AMS platform: http://wrc.ams.fia.com/ until 24 August. Applying media outlets are required to upload a formal application letter signed by the Chief editor of the publication or agency, as well as recent proofs of publication of the journalist or photographer to be accredited. No document should be sent by email.

  • International radio and TV media must apply through WRC Promoter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Media personnel of teams competing in the EKO Acropolis Rally must apply through WRC Promoter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ACCREDITATION CRITERIA

Accreditation recommendations are made by the National Press Officer, and the FIA WRC Media Delegate will give final approval according to the following principles and procedures:

  • Respect for the accreditation deadline
  • Compliance with the requested elements of the procedure (formal request on headed letter paper signed by the editor or senior member of staff, a sample of the publication (preferably including previous WRC coverage), examples of previous WRC coverage and a copy of the representatives’ press card)
  • Commitment of coverage devoted to the event
  • Match with circulation and/or quality criteria

Additional information can be found in the media section of www.fia.com.

If a decision is disputed, an individual application will be referred to the FIA Director of Communications for a final decision.

The FIA liaises closely with the National Press Office and National Sporting Authorities to confirm the validity of a given application.

Publications must be available to the general public via retail outlets (trade, club or internal company magazines will normally not be accredited). However, at the sole discretion of the FIA, and where the quality and circulation criteria justify their consideration, such magazines may be eligible for accreditation on a case-by-case basis.

The FIA considers the media pass to be a working tool to be used only by bona fide members of the press. Publishers, marketing personnel, sub-editors, staff of the publication’s secretariat etc. cannot be accredited as media.

Media passes can be allocated to general news, specialist, business and lifestyle consumer publications that do not intend to publish conventional rally reports but whose coverage is considered to be of promotional benefit to the sport. As a general rule, however, the FIA will not accredit publications less than one-year-old.

Circulation:

  • The usual minimum circulation for a national weekly or monthly publication is 10,000 copies. For a national daily, the minimum circulation is 30,000 copies.

Coverage:

  • For a daily newspaper and websites, a substantial amount of coverage for each event is required. For example, an introductory article on Thursday, follow-up articles Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus an event report on Monday.
  • or a weekly or monthly publication, a substantial amount of coverage for the event is required.

Quality:

  • The highest standards of fairness and accuracy are expected as a minimum quality requirement from the printed press.

Photographers’ applications must follow the same criteria as stated above. Publications or agencies applying for single round accreditation must supply evidence of independent coverage of a minimum of 15 pictures per pass issued at each event they have been accredited for in the previous year’s Championship.

Freelance journalists must apply for credentials via their own agencies. The onus is on the freelance applicant to prove the supply of regular stories to at least three publications corresponding to the FIA accreditation criteria.

Photo agencies must be able to prove that their pictures have been regularly sold to publications matching the FIA criteria and have been paid for at the normal commercial rate. A publication must be able to prove that the pictures published are the original work of the publication's accredited photographer.

The number of photographers’ media passes issued for the national media on EKO Acropolis Rally will not exceed 12. Thus, Media will have access to a national pool system at www.acropolisrally.gr of free of charge images for editorial use.

Photographers not complying with the above criteria (eg, commercial photographers) must apply for accreditation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the nature of their business.

Once the list with the accredited media has been approved by the FIA WRC Media Delegate, the National Press Officer will confirm the accreditation to each applicant and provide detailed information for the number and type of passes and tabards to be issued, as well as about the mandatory photo briefing for photographers. This will generally take place at 17:00 hrs on the Wednesday before the start of the event, unless aligned differently between the National Press Officer and FIA Media Delegate.

LIABILITY WAIVERS

The Directors/Senior Editors as well as the accredited person/s of all accredited media must sign the Accreditation Agreement and Individual Acknowledgement which will be attached to every confirmation sent out to the national media.

TV / RADIO MEDIA ACCREDITATION

National radio media applications will be coordinated by the National Press Officer. WRC Promoter should be advised of the national radio representatives wishing to be accredited, and a list with any requests for tabards should be submitted to them for approval. Only radio personnel broadcasting live from the end of stages will be allocated tabards.

All television applications must be submitted directly to WRC Promoter: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Under no circumstances will the National Press Officer/Accreditation Officer accredit any TV outlet without a written clearance from the above-mentioned organisation.

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