ANDRA Drag Racing Media Accreditation Guidelines
The Australian National Drag Racing Association has recently made changes to its media accreditation process - which includes photographers, videographers and journalists.
From 2015 onwards, journalists, photographers and/or videographers will be required to comply with these changes as outlined in the guidelines.
ANDRA recognises the value of media coverage and reporting of ANDRA events, provided that coverage respects safety, ethical and industry standards.
ANDRA accreditation is required for ANDRA Drag Racing Series and Summit Racing Equipment Sportsman Series events.
For all other events including Off Street Meets, Track Championship rounds, Australian Pro Street Association or Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars please approach track/series management directly.
Media applying for accreditation for the 2016/2017 ANDRA Championship Drag Racing season must meet the following guidelines. Media are encouraged to read the guidelines thoroughly prior to submitting an application.
Media Accreditation is restricted to professional journalists and photographers working for commercial news organisations and/or official ANDRA appointed media representatives only.
ANDRA reserves the right to refuse media credentials for publications that cannot be verified or that it deems not substantive in reach or content; all requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Videographers will be assessed on a case-by-case basis after a written proposal detailing the type (i.e. team media, promotional, documentary) and scope of the videography project is sent to
ANDRA reserves the right to deny any applicant media accreditation.
You are considered a media representative if:
If you are team specific media represeting an individual race team or driver, you are considered part of the crew and must go through the relevant steps of entry through the respective race team. You will be permitted to access the startline ONLY when the team you are representing is on track.
You are NOT considered an eligible media representative if:
Media Accreditation is provided based on demonstrated previous (past 12 months) and ongoing coverage of drag racing in print, television, radio and online media as outlined above.
Media Accreditation applications MUST be received no less than two weeks prior to the start of of the first event you wish to attend. Applicants are required to lodge a head and shoulders photo upon application.
A portfolio of recent published work is REQUIRED upon application. Failure to do so will result in an unsuccessful application.
In some cases, freelance or previously unknown media will only be granted Media Accreditation if an approved outlet contacts ANDRA directly via letter or email to verify the applicant’s authenticity. These media are required to be working for a newspaper, magazine or designated website and produce their work to ANDRA once published or aired.
As a condition of Media Accreditation, ANDRA requires photos, videos, text and any other coverage to be made available free of charge on request to be used at ANDRA’s discretion. Use will be credited where possible.
Once the application has been submitted, ANDRA may request that additional credentials be submitted before the application is approved. Credentials may include:
All accredited media agree to abide by the ANDRA Code of Conduct.
ANDRA accredited media are permitted access to "hot areas" (i.e. trackside, staging lanes, pits etc) however the following rules MUST be adhered to:
CLICK HERE to download a trackside diagram detailing restricted areas.
Media Accreditation Procedure
All Media Accreditation applications must be submitted through the ANDRA Media Accreditation Portal.
Applicants must complete all mandatory fields and accept the terms and conditions stipulated in these guidelines.
The applicant will be notified of their application status (approve/decline) via email from ANDRA.
Media Passes will be distributed to successful applicants via post or other requested collection methods.
I AGREE (By clicking this link you agree to abide by the above guidelines. Failure to comply with these guidelines at any time may result in ANDRA Media Accreditation being revoked)