Press Officer – Keith McGhie
MEDIA ACCREDITATION CRITERIA FOR 2017
You will probably be aware that much stricter guidelines have been introduced regarding press
accreditation to rallies and the access permitted for those accredited. As a result the following
instructions will be enforced this year and, whilst there is some room for discretion, other than in
exceptional circumstances, there will be no deviation from these guidelines.
Please Note: No applications will be considered from:-
(a) Television or radio personnel, except employees of the official championship suppliers and those
directly interested in providing guaranteed coverage of the event.
(b) Advertising or marketing personnel.
(c) Premium-rate telephone information services.
(d) Internet websites (other than specifically approved) or e-mail services.
(e) Publications not available to the general public (house journals, club magazines etc) other than
(f) Press officers or PR staff other than those covered by current championship agreements.
Categories and support documents required
ALL applicants must fill and sign the application form as follows:
1) MSA Accredited Media (Levels 1 and 2) need only insert their name, MSA Accreditation number,
e-mail address, telephone number(s) and for whom they will be working.
2) Full-time employees of motor sports publications that are published a minimum of eight times in
a calendar year. To apply, please enclose a letter on headed paper and signed by the Editor or
Publisher, stating that you work full-time for the publication as a Journalist and/or Photographer, and
that you are authorised to represent that publication at this event.
3) Full-time employees of, or freelance contributors to, a newspaper or magazine published a
minimum of eight times during a calendar year, or, in the case of free distribution, having a circulation
of no less than 250,000 per issue. To apply, please enclose a letter on headed paper signed by the Editor
or Publisher, authorising you to represent that publication at this event. Also enclose cuttings or printed
photographs carrying your by-line, or so verified by the Editor, covering three previous BRC/ BHRC /
BTRDA/SRC events or rallies of a similar status.
4) Full-time employees or freelances working on behalf of a recognised media agency, able to
demonstrate that they are a professional journalist or photographer earning the majority of their income
from media work. To apply, please enclose a letter on headed paper signed by the Editor, Publisher, or
Managing Director of the agency authorising you to work on their behalf at this event.