CAMS MEDIA ACCREDITATION
Information for CAMS Clubs, Events, Track Operators and Promoters.
Media attention can be of valuable assistance to a club or event. Not only is media coverage of motor sport events around Australia welcome, it’s encouraged.
Clubs, track operators and promoters are therefore urged to promote CAMS Media Accreditation to interested media before arriving at motor sport events in order to obtain still or moving images.
This offers Clubs, operators and promoters a level of organisation and certain insurances when it comes to staging an event.
The CAMS Media Accreditation process is for photographers, videographers and journalists seeking accreditation for CAMS sanctioned motor sport events held around Australia.
Critically, photographers, videographers and journalists are required to comply with the new CAMS Media Accreditation Policy. The Policy contains important information about the application process as well as outlining key minimum rules which are required to be followed at each event to enhance safety.
CAMS Accredited Media are also be required to wear their CAMS Media Vest and CAMS Media Accreditation identification at events at all times.
Those who fail to wear the correct media vest and credentials may have their accreditation revoked, in particular those who continue to participate knowingly with expired credentials.
CAMS Media Accreditation is only be active for the calendar year for which a member of the media has applied for (i.e. between 1 January and 31 December) regardless of then they pay for CAMS Media Accreditation.
New applicants are only be granted Bronze Accreditation for grass roots motor sport events or the like, Silver and Gold accreditation enables the accredited photographer or videographer access to a higher level of event.
There are several benefits in having CAMS Media Accreditation:
- Having CAMS Media Accreditation makes a clear statement to event organisers about the quality of your portfolio, that you are bound by the CAMS Media Policy and that you are endorsed by CAMS. CAMS Media Accreditation is recognised by event organisers.
- Many event organisers may restrict access to certain areas of an event to those who hold CAMS Media Accreditation. Those without CAMS Media Accreditation may not be able to access areas beyond those available to general spectators.
- Those who hold CAMS Media Accreditation when attending a CAMS event as a photographer or videographer receive personal accident insurance through CAMS which provides for a certain amount of compensation in the event that you are injured.
CAMS Accreditation does not entitle holder automatically to V8 Supercars Media Accreditation.
CAMS is responsible for ensuring the safety and integrity of motor sport and the well-being of its employees, participants, licensed persons and officials while performing their roles at motor sport venues.
Participants are often performing their roles in restricted areas of motor sport venues which must not be accessed by members of the public unless authorised. CAMS Media Accreditation, if issued, can give the CAMS Media Accreditation holder privileged access to Restricted Areas as well as broad access to other areas of motor sport venues for the proper performance of the permitted activities.
CAMS regards all venues as the workplace of the Participants, and wants to ensure that a Media Accreditation holder will fully respect the rights of persons who have been authorised to enter the restricted areas and will not by their presence or actions cause disharmony or give rise to potential conflicts or risk the integrity of motor sport or the wellbeing of others. Unlawful or anti-social conduct which constitutes harassment, hateful, abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour or in the media (including digital and social media) may result in the revocation or suspension of CAMS Media Accreditation.
If CAMS Media Accreditation is issued, CAMS reserves the right to revoke the Accreditation or suspend a holder’s use in the event that CAMS considers that the holder breaches or fails to meet to the criteria set out in the CAMS Media Accreditation Policy.
Safety and risk management:
Safety in motor sport is paramount.
All organisations and indeed all persons involved in motor sport in any capacity, be they drivers, co-drivers, team members, officials, media, organisers, promoters and motor sport contractors owe obligations and have responsibilities under the relevant Occupational Health and Safety legislation in each state and territory of Australia.
It is an obligation under law for all individuals and organisations to satisfy the requirement of the various OH&S legislation. Organisations must demonstrate that they have safe systems of work in place which provide evidence that the workplace is as far as practicable, without risks to the health and safety of all persons attending the event.
This obligation applies not only to persons involved with the organisation of all events held under the sanction of a permit issued by CAMS, but also to CAMS itself.
The full CAMS Media Accreditation Policy is available HERE.
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