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AKC Meet the Breeds

Request a Press Pass

AKC’s complimentary registrations are reserved for members of the press, as well as freelance writers.

After supplying proper documentation, AKC will review your credentials and notify you via email whether you are approved. Please note that completing the pre-registration process does not guarantee your approval or registration.

Press credentials are provided for editorial purposes only. AKC reserves the right to deny or revoke registration at any time. Press registration will not be granted to those whose intentions, in our judgment, are other than covering the event as working members of the press.

PRE-REGISTRATION: HOW TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR AKC PRESS CREDENTIALS
In order to process your request for a complimentary press pass to AKC Meet the Breeds, you must submit the supporting documentation (listed below) and complete the Press Pass Request Form. Click here to access the form.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION
The on-site registration process can be time consuming — pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Individuals requesting on-site press registration must meet the same criteria (see below) and provide the noted documentation below required for pre-registration.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: MEMBERS OF THE PRESS
Provide any of the following three items:

    * An assignment letter
    * A current editorial masthead that includes your name and title (hard copy or active online link)
    * A bylined article published within the last six months

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: FREELANCE WRITERS/REPORTERS/AUTHORS
Provide the following items:

    * An original letter of assignment, which includes the duration of your assignment, or a copy of your contract from the editor-in-chief at a news organization
    * A sample of a bylined article published within the last six months
    * Those not currently under contract are not eligible for press credentials.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: BROADCAST TV/RADIO REPORTERS, PRODUCERS, CAMERA/SOUND CREWS
Provide three of the following four items:

    * A business card with your name, station, and title that represents these roles
    * A broadcast station identification card with your name and title that represents these roles
    * (Freelancers) A letter of assignment (which includes the duration of your assignment) from or the name and contact information of your supervisor to verify assignment

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: FOREIGN JOURNALISTS
AKC classifies foreign journalists as any individual whose original work is not in the English language.
Pre-registration with the following documentation is required:

    * An original and official letter of assignment (which includes the duration of your assignment) in English
    * A business card with your editorial title
    * An active website with translation capabilities
    * A sample of a bylined article published within the last six months

DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS: PHOTOGRAGHERS, CAMERA CREWS
Photographers and/or camera crews must submit their picture roster/filming schedules in advance of the event. All photographers and camera crews must be accompanied by an AKC staff member at all times.
Pre-registration with the following documentation is required:
Provide three of the following four items:

    * A business card with your name, station, and title that represents these roles
    * A broadcast station identification card with your name and title that represents these roles
    * (Freelancers) A letter of assignment (which includes the duration of your assignment) from or the name and contact information of your supervisor to verify assignment
    * An active, online link with photography credits

NOTE: AKC will not issue credentials to: those who write content for non-media websites; personal blogs; e-newsletters; membership newsletters; or contributing writers not currently under contract with a publication; publishers; corporate officers; sales; advertising; public relations; technical support staff; or any other non-editorial professionals.