Rules of Journalists’ Accreditation for the ‘New Wave – 2019’ International Contest of Young Pop Singers

Applications for journalists’ accreditation at the ‘New Wave – 2018’ International contest of young pop singers shall be submitted before 01 August, 2019.

  1. Journalists’ accreditation for the ‘New Wave – 2019’ International contest

of young pop singers (hereinafter referred to as – “Contest”) is arranged to provide proper work conditions to journalists professionally covering the Contest news.

  1. The right to be accredited at the Contest is granted to Mass Media journalists (hereinafter referred to as Mass Media), officially registered on the Russian Federation territory according to Mass Media legislation in the Russian Federation.

Any foreign Mass Media also has a right to apply for accreditation of journalists in the order prescribed by the present Rules.

  1. Only regular employees of Mass Media have the right to be granted accreditation.
  2. Accreditation granted to journalists is valid for the period of the Contest.
  3. Journalists’ accreditation at the Contest is held annually within a dedicated period.
  4. The organizer of the Contest has the right to engage some organizations in official paperwork connected with accreditation of Mass Media (hereinafter referred to as Organizing committee).
  5. Formal applications for accreditation shall be submitted to the New Wave General Director A.V. Rumjantsev electronically, either as an attachment sent to the e-mail addresses:

[email protected],  on behalf of Mass Media registered in Krasnodar region (including Federal media pools),

[email protected], on behalf of other Mass Media;

  • or as an attachment to the online fillable form given below.
  1. The application needs to be in Russian, printed on a letterhead of the Mass Media company (this requirement is relevant both to Mass Media registered in the Russian Federation, and to foreign Mass Media), signed by the CEO and certified by the company stamp.
  2. The following documents should be enclosed with the application for the journalists’ accreditation:

– copies of broadcasting licenses for TV and radio services (in case of electronic Mass Media);

– a copy of the Mass Media company’s registration certificate;

– a color photo of 3,5 x 4 cm sent as an electronic file.

  1. The following information should be provided in the accreditation application:

– about the editorial board: full name of the Mass Media company, data about founders or publishers, full name of the editor-in-chief (Head of the Mass Media editorial board), the Mass Media’s mission and objectives, circulation, periodicity, time of broadcasting (for electronic Mass Media ), location, the region of circulation, the mail address (with the zip code), office telephone and fax numbers, office e-mail address; planned amount of releases/reports covering the Contest.

2) about the journalist: full name, official or permanent nick-name, position, office telephone and fax numbers, passport data (series, number, date of issue and the authority which issued it), nationality, date and place of birth, domicile, place of residence.

If the applying Mass Media has ever covered previous editions of the Contests, it needs to submit  copies of the topical publications and TV spots.

  1. The accredited journalists’ access to the Contest venues is available on presentation of a special pass (badge), which is issued after the application is approved.
  2. To receive the special Mass Media pass (badge), the journalist needs to present his/her Media ID card, a recent full-face color photograph, and full name written in Latin letters.
  3. A genuine badge holder is not allowed to let their badge to be used by someone else.
  4. Mass Media Editorial Boards qualify for accreditation of their journalists within the following quotas:
  • printed periodicals – for a maximum of 2 journalists;
  • TV broadcasting companies – for a maximum of 3 camera crew members (including a camera operator and a technician);
  • radio companies – 1 correspondent;
  • news agencies – 1 correspondent;
  • web-based media.
  1. The accredited journalists have a right to:
  • take part in press conferences, briefings, to attend events organized and staged as part of the Contest program, to which they are invited by employees of the Organizing committee of the Contest, except for the private events;
  • receive the Contest-related press releases, information and reference materials, intended for public circulation in Mass Media;
  • take video and sound recordings, photos during public events;
  • ask the Contest Organization committee and Press Center for support in arranging interviews or obtaining some speakers’ comments.
  1. Accredited journalists agree to observe the following rules:
  • abstain from interfering into the Contest events organization (interfering is defined as meddling by means of oral statements or actions aimed at drawing public attention to the meddler’s own self and/or at interruption of the event; abstain from photo and video shooting if filming disrupts the event; and also abstain from other activities that might hinder organization of the event attended by the accredited journalist due to  his/her job responsibilities as the Mass Media representative);
  • in due time and manner, leave the place of the event or meeting of the “official photo session”;
  • while performing one’s own professional activities, respect rights and legitimate interests of the Contest participants, guests and the Organizing committee members;
  • submit (three) copies of each topical publication covering the Contest.
  1. The Contest organizer has a right to refuse applications for accreditation of journalists for the following reasons:
  • when some data provided by the Mass Media in the accreditation application form is incorrect.
  • when documents submitted by the Mass Media for accreditation don’t comply with the hereby Rules;
  • in case the Mass Media features irrelevant specific profile (an advertising media, industrial or reference publication, erotic, etc.);
  • if the Mass Media promoted fake information during previous Contests;
  • for other reasons stated in a detailed Resolution.
  1. A journalist’s accreditation can be revoked for the following reasons:
  • in case of the Mass Media editorial board’s or journalist’s violation of the hereby Rules;
  • in case of fake and false information provided by the journalist.
  1. Accreditation of the journalist turns invalid in the following cases:
  • termination of the Mass Media represented by the journalist;
  • the Mass Media management’s decision to revoke the journalist’s assignment to cover the Contest;
  • in case the Mass Media, which has applied for journalist’s accreditation, dismisses him/her, notably the Editorial Board is obliged to inform the Contest Organizer about such decision within two days.
  1. The Mass Media management shall be informed in written about the decision to revoke the journalist’s accreditation. In all cases listed above, the Mass Media badges shall be returned to the Contest Organizing committee.
  2. The quotas for journalists to be accredited at the expense of the Organizing Committee are subject to the Organizing Committee’s independent decision.


Yours faithfully,

The Organizing committee