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Media Credential Request

MRA Pageant Media Credentials

TO REQUEST MEDIA CREDENTIALS please fill out the DOMESTIC Media Credentials Form below:

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 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.


.Contact Media Committee by emailing the Miss Rodeo America, Inc. office at mraioffice@missrodeoamerica.com

.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.

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Media Credential Request


Media Type

Other Media Peronnel



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Terms & Conditions
By submitting this form you agree to the following  

Our organization agrees that MRAP Press Credentials will be used per the following:

1. For working media only. Must be either an approved freelance reporter or a paid employee of organization and over age 18.

2. Allows access to all public events of the MRAP. Coverage of and admittance to non-public events may be approved with prior notice. Although every effort is made to provide optimum working space to pre-approved media, meals and/or guaranteed seating are not provided to any MRAP event unless a ticket is purchased for that event(s).

3. Allows unlimited access to the MRAP Hospitality Suite and Photo/Scrapbook/State Table Display rooms, located inside the Tropicana Las Vegas Conference Center.

4. Must wear the issued MRAP Media Credential visibly on self at all times.

5. Any photograph or video taken during the MRA Pageant is ONLY allowed to be used in approved formats nor resold. By agreeing to these terms, you understand that action may be taken again you and/or your employer if these terms are infringed upon. The MRA Pageant has an Official Photographer, Sherry Smith Photography, and Office Pageant Videographer, Victor Bernard Videography, who are the only authorized media agents allowed to sell photos or footage from the MRA Pageant. NO CAMERAS WILL BE ALLOWED AT SPEECHES.

6. Once on site, any person/entity found not following pageant rules for media will have credentials revoked and will be escorted from the event.

As an authorized representative of the above stated organization, I agree that those persons listed on this Media Credential Request Form will abide by the above stated conditions or risk having their credentials revoked.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Domestic Media: Return request form prior to Oct. 31st for approval.

International Media: Return request form by Oct. 31st for approval.

Independent/Freelance Media: Return request form by Oct. 31st 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 719-313-9063 if you plan to issue a late request. After Thanksgiving, all pageant personnel can be reached at the mrapmedia@missrodeoamerica.com

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.

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COVERAGE SUGGESTIONS

Key events to cover include the contestant introductions on Sunday, November 30 at the MGM Grand, the horsemanship competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cowboy FanFest Arena, Friday, December 5th , the Fashion Show on Tuesday, December 2nd, and the Coronation ceremony on Saturday, December 6th. More key events will be announced.

PLEASE NOTE: The only occasion to photograph the contestants on horseback is during the horsemanship competition on Friday, Dec. 5th 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 Media Committee Chairperson Shelia Croft 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. Domestic and International media will be notified by Nov. 15th.

If you have specific questions or concerns about obtaining the coverage you need,
please contact Rhianna Russell in advance of the pageant to discuss your proposed
storyline. Rhianna's email is rrussell@missrodeoamerica.com

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas for the annual Miss Rodeo America Pageant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in conjunction with world class professional rodeo action of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

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