WFTDA 2013 D1 & D2

Playoffs & Championships

Tournament Credentials for Media and Photographers

WFTDA welcomes members of the media and photographers to cover the exciting, top-level competition at the 2013 WFTDA Playoffs and Championships. Media outlets and photographers are directed to the WFTDA Media Credential Agreement or the WFTDA Photographer Credential Agreement for details regarding tournament policies and an online application. At its discretion, WFTDA will provide credentials to those applicants who are positioned to provide the best coverage of the event, giving priority preference to members of major media outlets (i.e. wire services, networks, cable, etc.) as well as photographers who are affiliated with a competing team, regarded as a highly-qualified photographer within the roller derby community, affiliated with a non-competing league, and/or have a history of generously assisting the WFTDA in its PR and marketing needs.

Media Credential requests may be submitted at any time and questions may be directed to

Photographer Credential requests will be accepted until 8 days prior to each Playoff. WFTDA will notify photographers of its determination within 8 days of receiving a Photographer Credential Application for a Playoff Tournament.

Photographer Credential Application Deadlines:

  • Des Moines deadline is August 8, 2013
  • Kalamazoo deadline is August 15, 2013
  • Fort Wayne deadline is August 29, 2013
  • Richmond deadline is September 5, 2013
  • Asheville deadline is September 12, 2013
  • Salem deadline is September 19, 2013

Photographers submitting applications by August 31, 2013, will be given priority consideration in the initial distribution of photographer credentials for the WFTDA Championships in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 8-10, 2013. All applications received prior to the priority deadline will be notified of their award status by September 15. The last day for non-media photographers to request credentials to Championships will be Friday, October 18, in order to provide our volunteer staff with sufficient time for review and consideration of the application requests.

Given the increasing interest in photographing and covering these events, please understand that we may have to limit the credentials issued as well as the number of photographers and media allowed trackside access during any given game. Our desire is to accommodate, but not at the expense of overcrowding to our fans, unsafe conditions for skaters and officials, or less than optimal shooting conditions for anyone.

Questions about WFTDA photographer credentials may be directed to

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