Bronze accreditation is the entry-level category and indicates that the photographer is and active at local club and state level motorsport events.
Typically, the photographer will focus mainly on servicing their local motorsport community including clubs, competitors, event organisers and local media outlets. Bronze level accreditation does not provide access to top level motorsport events. It is intended for use at a club and state level as a means to gain experience in the industry.
First time applicants may only apply for Bronze accreditation
Silver accreditation indicates that the photographer is competent, experienced and active as a motorsport photographer within their own state and that their work is currently being published.
Whilst not limiting the photographer to operations within their own state, the photographer will need to show venue operators, event organisers or promoters at interstate events that they have an assignment which requires their presence and appropriate accreditation; and/or are striving to gain further experience in order to achieve Gold accreditation.
Gold accreditation indicates a higher degree of professionalism in a commercial sense and that the photographer’s work is being published in national motoring and motorsport publications on a regular basis. Attendance at a number of national motorsport events is essential throughout the season.
Applicants must also be able to demonstrate that a significant portion of their income is derived from the provision of their published works and photographic supply.
Note: Motorsport Australia Accreditation does not entitle holder automatically to Supercars Media Accreditation.
Benefits of Accreditation
Benefits for Motorsport Australia Accredited Photographers include:
Having Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation makes a clear statement to event organisers about the quality of your portfolio, that you are bound by the Media Accreditation Policy and that you are endorsed by Motorsport Australia. Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation is highly recognised by event organisers.
Many event organisers may restrict access to certain areas of an event to those who hold Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation. Those without Motorsport Australia Media Accreditation may not be able to access areas beyond those available to general spectators.
You receive personal accident insurance through Motorsport Australia which provides for a certain amount of compensation in the event that you are injured. Without this insurance you will not be covered by Motorsport Australia for any injuries you suffer at an event.