For The Media
Information and links to application forms for obtaining credentials (working media) for the MRA Pageant are found below.
To the right are links to the MRA Media Contact and the Executive Director.
TO REQUEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS please print the DOMESTIC or INTERNATIONAL Media Credentials Form (PDF file), fill it out completely, and either mail or fax immediately to: Raeana Wadhams, MRAI Executive Director 27906 Cumbres • Pueblo, Colorado 81006 • 719-948-4760 (FAX).
Form should be filled out completely. Please take a moment to fill out the form completely as this is essential to the credentialing process. This will allow us to plan accordingly and accommodate you properly during your visit to the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. So that we may, in fact, accommodate everyone, we are issuing press credentials only to working media.
Once the business office has received your request, you will receive a notification of its status and/or a confirmation letter from the MRAP media committee.
NOTE: For media credentials for the WNFR, contact Jim Bainbridge at 719-593-8840 or fax request to 719-548-4889. This must be done PRIOR to your arrival.
Please take a moment to fill out the form completely as this is essential to the credentialing process. This will allow us to plan accordingly and accommodate you properly during your visit to the Miss Rodeo America Pageant. So that we may, in fact, accommodate everyone, we are issuing media credentials only to working media.
Domestic Media: Return request form prior to Nov. 15th for approval.
International Media: Return request form by Nov. 1 for approval.
Independent/Freelance Media: Return request form by Nov. 1 for approval.
Domestic, mainstream media requests after Nov. 15th will be handled on site at the pageant. ALL INDEPENDENT/FREELANCE MEDIA AND ALL INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MUST HAVE ADVANCE APPROVAL. No Exceptions.
To all others, we would appreciate the favor of a phone call to the business office at 719-948-9206 if you plan to issue a late request. After Thanksgiving, all pageant personnel can be reached at the MGM GRAND in Las Vegas.
Also, if you'll review the tentative schedule, you will see that the contestants operate on a very tight timetable. They will not have any free time away from the pageant. This is why it is imperative that you plan ahead for your coverage and must allow the media committee to assist you in coordinating interviews and photo sessions for individual contestants, committee volunteers, staff, sponsors or others.
Key events to cover include the contestant introductions on Thursday, Decemeber 6th at the MGM Grand, the horsemanship competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cowboy FanFest Arena, Monday, December 10th , the fashion show on Saturday, December 8th, and the coronation ceremony on Wednesday, December 12th. More key events will be announced.
PLEASE NOTE: The only occasion to photograph the contestants on horseback is during the horsemanship competition on Monday, Dec. 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cowboy FanFest Arena.
There will be an official media conference for all credentialed media to interview and photograph Miss Rodeo America following the coronation ceremony, at approximately 12:30pm in a designated room (TBA) inside the MGM Grand. This will be the best opportunity provided for all media to interview the new Miss Rodeo America. Thereafter, she will be extremely busy with her duties as PRCA's First Lady of Rodeo. However, if additional coverage is necessary, notify MRAP Executive Director Raeana Wadhams or Whitney Seufer as soon as possible. Effort will be made to accommodate every media request.
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL MEDIA: Along with your credential request, provide your sample work in both native language and an English translation. And, international media must commit to coverage of entire pageant event.
NOTE TO ALL MEDIA: You are advised to not make travel plans to cover the Miss Rodeo America Pageant until you have received written verification that your credential request is being granted. International media will be notified by Nov. 15th. Domestic media will be notified by Nov. 20th.
If you have specific questions or concerns about obtaining the coverage you need,
please contact Whitney Seufer in advance of the pageant to discuss your proposed
storyline. Whitney's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone is 719-
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for the annual Miss Rodeo America Pageant in conjunction with world class professional rodeo action of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.