Request Media Credentials

We are excited that you are interested in covering the Silver Spurs Rodeo! Below is a form you will need to fill out to apply for a media credential. You will be notified via email once it is approved.

A few things to know

Submitting a credential application does not ensure the requested credential will be issued. You are able to show up to the event and request a press pass, but we cannot guarantee you will receive one without being vetted prior to the show start.

Typically, credentials are awarded to reporting personnel from recognized newspapers, wire services, magazines that regularly cover rodeo and national and local news networks (radio/TV). Freelance writers and photographers will only receive credentials if on assignment (with verification) for a publication or media outlet that meets the criteria and is providing timely first-hand editorial coverage of the Silver Spurs Rodeo. Silver Spurs Rodeo reserves the right to request proof of prior rodeo coverage.

All requests must include the names and assignments of all persons expecting to cover the Silver Spurs Rodeo because credentials will be issued only to the person(s) designated in your application. Credentials are intended for working media representatives only and are non-transferable. The misuse of credentials will result in the immediate forfeiture of media privileges.

Media credential approval

Upon receipt, the media credential application will be reviewed, using the guidelines outlined above. If your request is approved, you will be contacted via e-mail that lists times and dates for obtaining credentials, press room hours and other pertinent information.

Internet in the Silver Spurs Arena

The arena provides a free wi-fi network specifically for media, separate from event attendees. Personal phone lines or a personal high-speed Internet connection are available upon request and usually require additional fees. Please contact the Silver Spurs team for more information.

Access

Due to the expected heavy demand for credentials and limited working space, not all approved and credentialed media will have access to all areas. Access to media areas will be assigned based on the information on the credential application regarding a journalist’s needs to cover the event.

Main media workroom and contestant interviews

If you’d like to interview competitors, rodeo queens or Silver Spurs leadership, appointments can be arranged for you. Please contact Kelly Trace at 407-908-8238 or kelly@itsjustreach.com.

Photographers

Photographers will work from the moat area. There are also press-only platforms on the moat. Access to this area is through the South Lobby. You will need your credential to get into the moat area. If your camera lense is longer than 3 inches, when fully extended, you’ll need to fill out the above media credentials form.