Press Pass

The Men’s Roller Derby World Cup can issue Press Passes (“credentials”) at its sole discretion to individuals or organizations interested in covering the tournament.  Space at the tournament is limited, however, so only a certain number of press passes will be issued.

Press passes will be issued to staff or freelance reporters and photographers covering the tournament on assignment for major newspapers, television organizations, or dedicated roller derby specialist media.  Other outlets will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The press pass badge must be worn at all times, and is not transferable.  Misuse may result in its revocation.  You may not distribute, adapt, reuse, exhibit, display, or publish any account or description of the tournament except as detailed herein.  In addition, this agreement does not allow any trademark or copyright to be violated.

Event photographs may be distributed no less that 1 minute after being taken.  Live text accounts, including play-by-play, are explicitly allowed, but audio or video accounts are not.  Score updates, and other statistical data, are permitted as long as they are clearly marked as “unofficial score” or “unofficial statistics.”

Photographs, recordings, and accounts of team warmups are by team consent, and press passes do not confer admission to “participant-only” areas of the tournament venue.  Interviews will be allowed at any time, by team and skater consent, but any requests from the official broadcaster for interviews take priority over those from press pass holders.

Archived video footage is available for use, provided that it is listed as “courtesy Men’s Roller Derby World Cup” and features the official logo on or near the footage.

Photographs taken at the event are your property.  However, the tournament would request that all photos are offered for the tournament’s use with a license agreement of your choosing.  If any photographs are to be used for commercial purposes, you will obtain a model release from any identifiable person in those photographs.

A press pass does not guarantee any position relative to the track.  Every effort will be made to provide those using laptops with a table featuring a good view of the track, but space may be limited.  A press liaison will provide you with location assignments.  If, as a photographer, you are allowed to shoot from photographer’s boxes in the centre of the track, you will only be allowed to move into or out of them during halftime and official or team timeouts.

You assume all risk and danger inherent to the sport of roller derby, and release the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup and any volunteers, officials, or other agents from any liability from injury or property loss occurring before, during, or after the event.

In the event that your name or likeness is used in any photograph, broadcast, film, or other media taken in conjunction with the tournament, you agree to give the Men’s Roller Derby World Cup the license to use, and further sub-license use of, your name and likeness, royalty free, in perpetuity.

You jointly and severally indemnify, defend, and hold Men’s Roller Derby World Cup, its officers, directors, and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, damages, liabilities, costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of suit/arbitration) arising out of or in connection with any act or omission by you, including your breach of any term of this agreement, without limitation.

Applying for a press pass signifies your agreement to all the terms contained herein.

Apply here.

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4 comments on “Press Pass
  1. Hi, I’m a freelance photographer as well as a roller derby player.

    Roller derby photography occupies a fair amount of my free time and I am really interested in covering the men’s world cup.

    Thanks in advance for considering my application.

  2. Bob says:

    Hi. I am on the announcing team and was also planning on doing some freelance reporting for local print media (in Australia) from the tournament. Will I require a press pass for that in addition to event staff?

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