Bear in mind:
The Appendix S to the International Sporting Code, which defines the FIA regulations and procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, is no longer in use on FIA World Championships outside of Formula One (to date – February 2022).
However, as long as we have to deal with the pandemic, media accreditation and attendance on WRC events may be subject to modified terms under COVID-19 regulations defined by the organiser and local authorities. Hence, all attendees including the media will be required to comply with the COVID protocol as defined by the event organizers whenever applicable.
Accreditation requests for national/Portugal-based media must be made online. To apply for accreditation use the following link: pressmotorsport.acp.pt.
- Incomplete requests — without filling in all the required fields and/or without the required documentation — will not be considered valid, as they will not receive any answer.
- The Accreditation Service will contact, in writing, the respective media whose requests have been accepted up to two weeks before the event.
- Such documentation will be indispensable for the withdrawal of the accreditation.
- If the accredited person is unable to attend the event, he/she must communicate this fact to the Accreditation Service ([email protected]) at least seven days before the opening of the accreditation.
- The accreditations will be attributed on a personal basis, as it is non-transferable, since they can only be lifted by their respective holders.
- No documents of any kind will be accepted for the withdrawal of third party accreditations.
- To collect the accreditations, journalists MUST bring with them all the requested documents duly signed.
- Those who do not present themselves with the signed documentation will have to leave the Accreditation Centre, re-sign the documentation and wait their turn in line.
- Websites and Radios wishing to make video coverage of the Rally will have to make their accreditation request to the WRC Promoter: [email protected].
- The same applies for all websites wishing to broadcast video footage from the event - whether live, delayed or summary.
Rules and Documentation for Accreditation Request:
- A maximum of three representatives (journalists and/or photographers) per media outlet will be accredited. Websites are entitled to only one accreditation per journalist.
- Each publication must have a circulation whose size and quantity meet FIA criteria; they must also be on sale to the public. Corporate or club publications will not be considered. Decisions for accreditation will be taking into account the "media market" of the country where the event takes place.
- The usual minimum circulation for a national weekly or monthly publication is 20,000 copies; for a national daily it is 50,000 copies.
- Representatives of advertising, PR, marketing or sponsoring agencies will not be accredited as "Media".
- Private teams with priority drivers may request accreditations for a "Medium" representative directly to the FIA WRC Media Delegate.
- The central and local offices of the main international news agencies (AP, AFP, Reuters, ANSA, UPI, DPA, LUSA, BELGA, JIJI, KYODO, EFE, Press Association, SAPA, Australian AP, APA, etc.) must be accredited by the FIA.
News and photo agencies, print and web media outside of Portugal, as well as national news agencies must apply through the FIA AMS platform: http://wrc.ams.fia.com/. Applying media must 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.
International radio and TV media must apply through WRC Promoter: [email protected] All accreditation requests from television channels must be sent directly to the WRC Promoter via the following e-mail address: [email protected].
Media personal of teams competing in Rally Portugal must apply through WRC Promoter: [email protected].
Photographer Accreditation Request:
- National publications or agencies applying for accreditation must provide proof of independent coverage with a minimum of 15 photographs of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal from the last two years published (in the Written Media) and signed by an accredited element. If you are applying for accreditation for the first time, your application will be submitted to the FIA WRC Media Delegate for approval. However, you must provide proof of 15 photos, on another subject, published and signed in the Written Media.
- In the case of agencies, the photos must be provided to the publications according to FIA criteria. Publications will need to demonstrate that the photos published are of the authorship of the photographer accredited by the publication.
- The FIA limits the number of waistcoats for national photographers to 12. Priority will be given to national publications and agencies based on circulation, circulation and coverage of previous editions of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal.
- For those publications unable to accredit photographers due to these limitations, the organisation will provide a way for them to access photos of the rally free of charge.
- International publications or agencies seeking accreditation must provide proof of independent coverage with a minimum of 15 photographs of the Vodafone Rally de Portugal from the last two years (in Written Media) and signed by an accredited element. Accreditation must be requested to the FIA - WRC Accreditation Unit.
- In the case of agencies, the photos must be supplied to the publications according to the FIA criteria. Publications will need to demonstrate that the photos published are originals of the photographer accredited by the publication.
- The number of passes for international photographers is limited by the FIA to 30.
- National and international commercial/promotional photographers: these photographers should send their requests to the WRC Promoter at the following email address: [email protected].