In accordance with the rights of USA Gymnastics championship events, the following guidelines/restrictions must be adhered to by all photographers/videographers.
All photographers must receive the consent and approval of USA Gymnastics. Photography will be permissible only in the designated areas, provided that such photography does not interfere with USA Gymnastics and NBC rights, personnel, and the conduct of the event. Photojournalists must be working on assignment for news coverage from an approved media organization. Photography taken for anything other than news usage must receive prior written approval from USA Gymnastics and may require athlete approval for commercial use.
Flash photography, audio, or video or digital video recording of any kind is not permitted.
Photographers are requested to wear dark clothing. Camera bags are not permitted on the arena floor. Monopods are permitted; no tripods. Photographers may file from press row or the media workroom but not from the field of play.
NBC Sports and USA Gymnastics maintain the exclusive right to broadcast and/or stream USA Gymnastics championship events. All individuals or authorized representatives for an organization who have been accepted for accreditation for any 2023 USA Gymnastics event or production must both agree and adhere to the conditions for telecast or Internet purposes outlined below, as well as USA Gymnastics’ Media Accreditation Policy, in order to receive their official accreditation.
USA Gymnastics owns the exclusive right to all competition footage appearing on the telecast or webcast (the “Footage”); accommodations will be made, as indicated below, for third party, news-based TV coverage by accredited media only and/or other groups at the sole discretion of USA Gymnastics. For the avoidance of doubt, unless previously authorized by USAG, Footage may be used only in regularly scheduled television news programs of which the actual news elements constitute the main feature, and use of Footage specifically excludes announcer descriptions, any other audio elements, and feature material and interviews appearing in NBC Universal or USA Gymnastics’ coverage, none of which may be used. Any violation of these requirements will result in revocation of the individual’s or authorized representative’s accreditation.
The terms of access are as follows:
For Internet distribution, the following additional rules apply:
To obtain footage for news or other non-commercial usage, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For any USA Gymnastics Event footage licensing requests and/or inquiries, please contact Kelly Fielke at email@example.com.
By applying for a credential, you are agreeing to the above policy. Application for credentials does not guarantee approval.