Welcome to the Media Credential Program for the 2020 AMA AZ Open of Motocross Championship.
This program is designed to meet your media credential needs in a convenient and timely manner. A Media Credential for the 2020 AMA AZ Open of Motocross Championship is essentially an Infield Pass, which provides access to a restricted area of the racetrack. This is a privilege and any rules violated will result in immediate removal of your credential. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, November 27th.
Approval: Media credentials are approved on a case-by-case basis in the sole discretion of USA Sport-Arizona, Inc. and/or Arizona Cycle Park LLC. (USA Sport). USA Sport may approve or deny media access at any time, for any or no reason, including inappropriate behavior or violation of event rules.
Appropriate Attire: Media are required to dress appropriately. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times; sandals are prohibited. Inappropriately dressed media may be required to remedy the situation or face credential revocation.
Event Rules: Media members must observe all event guidelines and regulations. If unsure, please seek information from either the Race Director - Austin White and Park Manager - Beverly Howard. Do not begin work as a media member unless you understand the event rules and regulations.
Proper Use: Credentials must be clearly displayed at all times during events and only by the individual to whom it was issued. Presentation of a credential signifies to security that the bearer has signed the required release forms and meets the qualifications for entrance into restricted areas. Unauthorized or improper use of a credential is prohibited. Credentials are non-transferable and will be revoked if used by any other person.
Replacement: If your credential is lost, stolen or damaged, contact USA Sport immediately. A fee will be charged for a new one at the discretion of USA Sport-Arizona, Inc. and/or Arizona Cycle Park LLC.
TRACK ACCESS POLICY
Safe Distance: Media track access is limited to those areas where Media can safely capture images without endangering either themselves or event competitors. Accordingly, Media are prohibited from standing in or on the edge of the race track or otherwise interfering with the race and must maintain a safe distance from the designated edge of the track surface at all times.
Start Line: Media are restricted from the area in front of the Start Gate once the Moto Board is displayed. Media are further prohibited from accessing areas directly to the inside or outside of the Start first turn, and once authorized to cross the track in the first turn immediately after the Start, must first ensure that all competitors have successfully left the Start Gate and completed the first turn before crossing the track.
Restricted Areas: Media are prohibited from accessing areas of the track where the course design would place them within areas such as jumps and jump landing zones or where they are unable to continuously see or be seen by oncoming riders.
Interference: Media may not stand in front of or otherwise block any TV camera or sponsor signage. Media are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a safe and professional manner and may not impede in any way the activities of race officials, track workers or TV camera operators. Code word - loop out.
Outside Assistance: Media are prohibited from signaling, cheering on, or assisting riders from the infield.
PHOTO Credential Access: Photographers will be required to wear a Media Pass at all times and must keep a safe distance from the race course, or relocate as instructed by officials.
Photographs: All photos taken are the property of USA Sport. Websites may upload still images from any Event; however, these images may not be used for any commercial or retail purposes without the express written consent of USA Sport and the athlete(s) depicted.
Video: The filming rights to the racing events, the facilities and the venues are the sole and exclusive property of USA Sport. No filming or broadcasting of the racing events, the facilities or the venue (including but not limited to internet, audio webcasting, television, DVD, radio, etc.) is permitted without the express written permission of USA Sport. Approval will be limited to editorial/news coverage only. No race coverage will be permitted. A retail sale of race footage is strictly prohibited.
Applicant Information: Complete the applicable form below and submit for approval. Make sure all information is accurate. Our primary means of communication with you will be by email.
Assignment Letter: Applications must be accompanied by an assignment letter from an accredited publication or media outlet. Freelance journalists and photographers must be on assignment and be named on the application form submitted by the media outlet's editor. Pre-event articles or feature stories are strongly recommended to assist in publicizing the event. Marketing and advertising representatives from approved publications, teams and sponsors will be credentialed only if on editorial assignment.
Age Requirement: The minimum age for a media credential is 18 years.
Submittal: Applications must be received by Friday, November 27th. Approval of applications is in the sole discretion of USA Sport-Arizona, Inc. and/or Arizona Cycle Park LLC. (USA Sport).
Insurance: Anyone with a media pass is required to provide a proof of insurance with $1MIL liability and the following listed as Additional Insured: CMC Arizona Racing, LLC , Arizona Cycle Park & USA Sport-Arizona, Inc.
DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IF YOU AREN'T SHOOTING FOR AN ACTUAL PUBLICATION. SHOOTING FREE PHOTOS OR TO SELL WILL NOT WORK. IF IT'S FOR A COMPANY IT WILL NEED TO BE A VENDOR, SPONSOR OR MANUFACTURE AT THE EVENT. IF CAUGHT SELLING PHOTOS YOU WILL RECEIVE A LIFETIME BAN!
You will be required to email an assignment letter in PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with this form.