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We thank you for your interest in covering the 35th Chicago Gospel Music Festival. For all media inquiries about the festival please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for press or photo credentials, please send your request on media letterhead before Friday, May 22, 2020, via email at DCASEPR@cityofchicago.org, fax at 312.744.8523 or mail to:
Chicago Gospel Music Festival Media Credential Requests
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St., 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602
Please note that NOT all credential requests will be granted.
Media credential requests for the Chicago Gospel Music Festival must be submitted by Friday, May 22, 2020. Acceptance notifications will be sent accordingly. Press access is complimentary and is for the press area only and does not provide backstage Access. Each media outlet is limited to one press and one photography request as space is limited.
Freelance writers and photographers must submit requests for the outlet he/she is representing on the company’s letterhead with the assignment editor’s signature. Eligibility will be determined case-by-case and you will be notified if you are approved or we require further information.
Press admittance is open to journalists working with a commercial news or industry-related website. The website or platform must be established and updated regularly with relevant original and current content. Please provide a link of past Chicago Gospel Music Festival coverage or similar reportage with your request. Web designers, editors, marketing and PR representatives do not qualify for media credentials.
Media credential requests from bloggers will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Bloggers must host professional, industry-related blogs with original content. A link to the blog must be submitted along with the number of unique visits per month and how often it is updated.
Video and audio recording for broadcast is allowed up to 5 minutes for non-commercial use only. Any commercial use is prohibited without artist consent and written authorization by the Chicago Gospel Music Festival and the City of Chicago. You must advise Festival Media Contact if you are planning record for – please note, fees may apply. Drones Are Prohibited In Millennium Park.
Please note before making your request:
To partner with the Chicago Gospel Music Festival, visit our Corporate Partnership Opportunities page.