PDGA Media Policy
PDGA Media Policy
Last updated: November 6, 2019
The policy herein pertains to the following events:
- PDGA National Tour events
- PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships
- PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships
- PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships
- PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships
- PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships
- PDGA Tim Selinske United States Masters Disc Golf Championships
The PDGA is the media rights holder for these events and determines access via a credentialing process. All persons or entities requesting access for professional use or editorial use must fill out the PDGA Media Credentials Application Form. Personal media users are not required to fill out a credential request.
For more information on the specific regulations required to produce media at one of these events, please see the PDGA-Owned Major and PDGA National Tour Media Regulations.
Professional use media relates to any project that is directly monetized or promotes a brand, business, product, or service. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Professional photography not contracted by the event
- Commercial video production
- Brand-specific social media accounts
If you wish to use any photo, video, or audio obtained at the event for professional use, please fill out the PDGA Media Credentials Application Form. The PDGA reserves the right to approve or deny any credential requests, or charge a fee for professional media access. These regulations are required to protect our relationships with, and the interests of, our partners who have existing media rights with the PDGA.
Your completed professional use credential request form must be received no later than 30 days prior to the start of the event. Upon approval, the PDGA Communications Manager will provide instructions on how to receive your access pass.
The PDGA welcomes independent editorial media to attend its events. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Television news crews
- News media websites
- Video channels used for interviewing and/or highlighting tournaments
Editorial outlets may be granted “inside the ropes” access to tournament play, as well as access to interview zones at tournament central. However, depending on the space limitations of certain venues, access may be limited. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
If you wish to use any photo, video, or audio obtained at the event for editorial use, you must fill out the PDGA Media Credentials Application Form. The PDGA reserves the right to approve or deny any credential requests. Your completed credential request form must be received no later than five (5) days prior to the start of the event. Upon approval, the PDGA Communications Manager will provide instructions on how to receive your access pass.
The PDGA appreciates disc golf fans and spectators and encourages you to share images, videos, and audio from our events to your personal pages and social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
If this is how your media is being used, there is no need to fill out a credential request form. You may not directly monetize any media through paywalls or advertisements, nor use it to promote a brand, business, product, or service.
Please adhere to the following guidelines when onsite for an event:
- Ensure cell phones are set to silent or vibrate.
- Ensure camera shutters are silent, or are not used until after players release their shots. Please refrain from using your camera’s flash.
- Please refrain from standing in players’ line of sight.
- Please allow players, caddies, and professional media enough space to move from hole to hole.
- Please follow directions from crowd control volunteers and remain off the line of play at all times.
- Please refrain from asking players for autographs during a round.
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For media arrangements and policies related to the United States Disc Golf Championship, United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, or European Open, please contact their respective hosts.