June 8 – August 5, 2019
Media Accreditation Form
DEADLINE: June 15 or June 30, 2019 (See guidelines for details)
One form MUST be completed for each person to be accredited
The Barbados Crop Over Festival tagged the Sweetest Summer Festival boasts of something for everyone, with its approximately 24 events spread over a nine (9) week period from Heritage to the Arts, Pan, Calypso competitions and the pièce de résistance masquerade. This now 45 year old festival, a primary part of our cultural tourism product, attracts thousands to these shores during the summer months and is considered a major stimulus for the island’s economy. Every year the Festival is executed under a theme and this year’s focus will be on ‘Making Memories’ – the ties that bind these uniquely packaged 2019 Crop Over experiences together. Memories of the plans made; the events and music enjoyed; the competitions and prizes won; the camaraderie with friends – you name it, from staff, to patrons, to partners, to all levels of stakeholders – they all have sweet memories of this festival that keep them wanting more.Creating a memorable experience is everything, it is certainly a deciding factor for repeat visitors and according to many of your reports over the years it’s unforgettable, a once-in-a-lifetime experience, thoroughly worth it and the most anticipated time of the year. As media practitioners you play an important role in our promotion engine, telling the story of Crop Over. Your coverage is important to us especially in times like these.The Crop Over media accreditation process is designed to ensure that we maintain a standard of ethics and professionalism in the reporting of the Festival, with credible practitioners and technical support crews representing established media organisations.Accreditation will be afforded to media houses or individuals with a proven track record of journalism. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis and the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) reserves the right to deny or withdraw the accreditation of journalists and technical support personnel who abuse the accreditation pass, or act in a way not consistent with the criteria stipulated by the Foundation.
TYPE OF MEDIA: (Check boxes that apply)
Consideration for accreditation will be afforded to:
Media houses should limit their accreditation requests to working personnel only.
Use of passes:
Passes are non-transferable and should only be used for events where the holder is assigned to cover and not for general access to NCF produced events. Passes must be worn by the holder and should be visible at all times during the event. Failure to do so and/or if the pass is being used by someone other than the assignee, will result in the removal of the assignee or user from the event and/or the rescinding of the pass for all further events produced by the NCF.
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING:
THE ACCREDITATION PROCESS AT A GLANCE:
Thank you for expressing an interest in covering Crop Over 2019 and we look forward to a successful partnership in the delivery of the stories surrounding our Sweetest Summer Festival.