Accreditation in 2016

Application for delegate, press and fan accreditation will take place online, through the Eurovision Family Accreditation System (EFAS). The preliminary opening time for the 2016 contest is January 2016.

Applications will be reviewed by the delegation you applied for, or by the EBU if you come from a non-participating country. Please read the following information for PRESS and FANS.

Press accreditation

The European Broadcasting Union considers the Press Accreditation (category P) to be a working tool to be used by media professionals only. This page describes the definition of a media professional.

General terms

GRANTING APPLICATIONS • The EBU and participating EBU Member broadcasters only provide accreditation to representatives of media which are available to the public in sales outlets, through publically accessible radio frequencies, television channels or internet sites. The media outlet should be registered at the Chamber of Commerce, or should be legally established otherwise.

DENYING APPLICATIONS • Publishers, marketing personnel, sub-editors, staff of the publication's secretariat, advertising agency representatives, public relations agencies, students, Eurovision Song Contest fan publication producers, internal magazines of companies, trade magazines, and newsletters (or representatives of) one of the participating artists can not be accredited as press. However, at the sole discretion of the EBU's acting Head of Press, and where the quality and circulation criteria justify their consideration, such publications may be eligible for accreditation on a case by case basis.

PRIORITY • A limited number of accreditations is available per participating country, based on the capacity of the Press Centre. It is the responsibility of the respective Head of Delegation or Head of Press to give out accreditations with priority to mass media, such as national daily newspapers, mass-circulation magazines, leading radio- and television stations, and popular internet portals.

ACCESS • Unless differently stated, accredited press have:

  • access to the Press Working Area, Interview Area and the Press Conference Area;
  • access to a designated area inside the Arena during Open Rehearsals;
  • access to a designated area inside the Arena during at least one of the Dress Rehearsals of each event;
  • access to the EuroClub, opening- and afterparties (depending capacity limitations on invitation basis).

Press accreditation does not provide access to the Show Desk, Backstage Area, Commentators Area or the Technical Areas, and is not valid as a concert ticket.

Pool photographers

PHOTOGRAPHERS POOL A • A maximum of 10 pool photographers have access to the arena during the entire live shows, and can work under excellent conditions in a designated area in front of the stage. Access is limited to world's biggest news- and photo agencies who have to contact the EBU Eurovision Song Contest Communications Coordinator before the accreditation deadline.

PHOTOGRAPHERS POOL B • A maximum of 1 pool photographer per participating country has access to the arena at the end of each show, when the winners appear on stage. Pool badges will be distributed on-site at the sole discretion of each delegation's Head of Press and the EBU.

Fan accreditation

Unlike at other major events, the EBU welcomes a select group of dedicated fans of the participating artists and the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, each participating delegation, and the EBU, can give out a small number of fan accreditations. In total, a maximum of 400 fan accreditations can be assigned.

FAN ACCESS • Unless differently stated, accredited fans have:

  • Access to a dedicated Fan Area;
  • Access to a designated area inside the Arena during Open Rehearsals;
  • Access to a designated area inside the Arena during the first Dress Rehearsal of each event;
  • Access to the EuroClub;
  • Depending on capacity; Access to opening- and afterparties (TBA)

Fan accreditation does not provide access to the Show Desk, Backstage Area, Press Working Area, Press Conference Area, Commentators Area or the Technical Areas. Also, a fan accreditation does not grant a ticket for any of the live shows.

For press

Stockholm 2016

Stockholm 2016 logos (.eps in .zip-file)
Logo guidelines

Vienna 2015

Press SectionAccreditationCode of ConductCalendar60th Anniversary Events


Press photosPromotional photos of the 2015 contestantsInterview request contactsVienna 2015 logoRules of the 2015 Eurovision Song ContestGeneric logo (zip)Country-specific logos (EPS/PNG/ZIP) • Logo guidelinesMedia Handbook 2015

Using material

VIDEOS: All media is welcome to embed videos from the official YouTube channel. You are allowed to use up to 30 seconds of each video and a total of 2 minutes in your own video reports.

PHOTOS: You can also use the Press Photos in your publications. Please credit EUROVISION/EBU and the photographer.

NEWS ACCESS: Any broadcaster which does not hold any audiovisual media rights shall be granted, upon request to the EBU, except where national law or regulation provides otherwise, a total of two minutes' news access from each of the three Shows, free of charge for use in regularly- scheduled general news bulletins broadcast within 24 hours of the Semi-Finals and the Final respectively.


The usage of the logo and the theme art of the Eurovision Song Contest is allowed for the EBU, the Participating Broadcasters and the Sponsors. Media can use them only for media reporting purposes. No commercial use is allowed.

Code of Conduct

By using your accreditation at the Eurovision Song Contest, you accept the terms laid out in the Code of Conduct.

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