Credential Request

     The MPSSAA will credential members of the media for state championship events. The MPSSAA Office does not issue credentials to state series preliminary events on the regional levels. State series event managers are instructed to provide complimentary admission and extend professional courtesies to representatives of news media organizations upon presentation of valid news media photo identification.

     Credentialing is granted on a first come, first served basis and depends on the space available at the facility.  The MPSSAA may deny or revoke credentials for noncompliance with MPSSAA media policies and conduct for which there are reasonable grounds to believe violates state or federal law, or constitutes a breach of professional ethics.  Organizations requesting media credentials must sign up at least one day prior to the event start date.  Those not on the media credential list at the event will not be provided credentials on-site.   The MPSSAA will evaluate each organization's website to determine if there is a consistent record of coverage and news gathering prior to determining whether credentials will be awarded.  

     We will only contact those who we will NOT grant credentials to based on the criteria outlined in the MPSSAA media policies.  All others should plan to pick up their credential at the designated media check-in area and return the credential and lanyard upon leaving the event each day.

     School athletic directors shall request credentials for their school photographer/reporter.  One photographer/reporter from each participating school, in team championship events, will be allowed pending space availability, in addition to official press photographers.  Athletic directors, please remember that high school media credentials are intended solely for students, or sponsors, in the school journalism, yearbook, or website program(s).  High school media credentials will not be considered for parents, booster clubs, spirit groups or other coaches to take pictures or footage of the contest.  Please do not submit a parent or community member’s name for on-court photography.  

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