Media Badges & Acceptable Eligibility Documentation

PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions welcomes professional media to PGA Golf Shows events. Each type of PGA Show editorial media badge—Print, Internet and Broadcast—has a required eligibility documentation that must be met. Approval of media credentials is at the sole discretion of PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions.

EDITORIAL MEDIA BADGE TYPES (non-transferable)

PRINT—For individuals covering the show primarily for print or website editions of print publications. Allows access to the show floor with permission to carry and use still-photo equipment. It is the photographer's responsibility to obtain all necessary permission and releases.

BROADCAST—For all individuals who primarily plan to shoot video or record audio, as well as members of video and audio crews, who plan to cover the show for television, radio or Web-based video and radio outlets. Allows access to the show floor with permission to carry and use video/film- or sound- recording equipment. It is the broadcaster's responsibility to obtain all necessary permission and releases.  A Broadcast badge also allows access to the show floor with permission to carry and use still-photo equipment. It is the photographer's responsibility to obtain all necessary permission and releases.

INTERNET—For digital media representatives with industry-related websites, such as blogs, online magazines and forums. Allows access to the show floor with permission to carry and use still-photo equipment. It is the photographer’s responsibility to obtain all necessary permission and releases.


EDITORIAL MEDIA ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION

Eligibility documentation is required to ensure a professional business environment at PGA Golf Shows. The criteria listed below help PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions address concerns of PGA Golf Show exhibitors who wish to maintain a credible business environment at the show. All editorial media registering online MUST provide eligibility documentation upon application. If eligibility documentation is unable to be uploaded to the online application, PGA Golf Shows will send you an email including a link that will allow you to upload your documentation at a later time. All documentation must be provided within 7 business days of the initial registration request in order to be considered for approval.

Print Badge Criteria

  • Copy of valid press pass issued by a bona fide news organization, or a
  • Copy of a recent issue of an industry-related publication that lists your name in an editorial position on the masthead, or a
  • Copy of a recent bylined story that indicates you are a staff writer, reporter or regular contributor to an industry-related publication, or
  • Provide an original letter of assignment from an editor or publisher of a recognized industry-related or general news publication that states you are on assignment to cover the show.

Broadcast Badge Criteria

  • Copy of valid press pass issued by a bona fide news organization, or a
  • Original letter of intent from a recognized industry-related or general news outlet that should list the names of all individuals on assignment at the show and should describe the nature of the assignment, or a
  • Link to a website of broadcast coverage that deals with industry-related subject matter and includes producer/editorial identification.

IMPORTANT: Unauthorized filming/taping of exhibits will result in the revocation of all media credentials.

Internet Badge Criteria

  • Copy of valid press pass issued by a bona fide news organization, or a
  • Link to a website or blog that deals with industry-related subject matter and includes the writer's or blogger's name.
Note: PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions will approve or deny credentials to bloggers based on the frequency and quality of posts related to industry subjects. ×

NON-EDITORIAL MEDIA BADGE TYPES (non-transferable)

  • MEDIA OUTLET/PROFESSIONAL – non-reporting capacity
  • VENDOR PR/MARKETING
  • GOLF ORGANIZATION PR/MARKETING

NON-EDITORIAL MEDIA ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION

Eligibility documentation is required to ensure a professional business environment at PGA Golf Shows. All non-editorial media registering online MUST provide eligibility documentation upon application in the form of identification for a company/organization serving the golf industry, an exhibiting vendor, allied golf organization or media outlet.  If eligibility documentation is unable to be uploaded to the online application, PGA Golf Shows will send you an email including a link that will allow you to upload your documentation at a later time. All documentation must be provided within 7 business days of the initial registration request in order to be considered for approval.

Media Assistance

If we can be of any assistance with your travel, attendance or coverage plans, please contact Sherry Major at smajor@reedexpo.com or (716) 662-3855.

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