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Welcome to the Eurovision Song Contest online press centre. Our press team is fully dedicated to facilitating media professionals in their coverage.


Accreditation for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon will open at 16:00 CET on Monday 29th January 2018 via Accredion. Find out how to apply for accreditation.
Please read the handbook before applying for accreditation.


A limited number of hotel rooms are available specifically for accredited Press and Fans, at official Eurovision Song Contest 2018 hotels. To find out more please visit this link, which contains more information about prices, room types, and how to book. The deadline for this is 13th February.

Press alerts

To receive press alerts in your inbox, please sign up for a MyEurovision account, where you can sign up for press alerts. You can unsubscribe at any time through MyEurovision or by clicking the unsubscribe link in each email.

Media inquiries

Before reaching out to us, we invite you to take a look at our Questions & Answers page.
Email: [email protected] Phone: +41 22 7172500 (Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 19:00 CET)
Corporate media inquiries can be sent directly to the EBU Communications team.

Pool access

There are two photographer pools available at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Pool A provides access to a fixed pool position during the live shows, and is only available for a small number of international press/photo agencies, selected by the EBU. For access, please contact [email protected].
Pool B provides access to the stage after each live show, and is only available for one photographer per participating country, selected by the respective Participating Broadcasters. For access, please contact your broadcaster’s Head of Press.
All pool photographers must be accredited to the event.

High-resolution photo downloads

A selection of high-resolution images is available free of charge. These images may only be used by media for editorial purpose. It is mandatory to credit the photographer in accordance with the copyright information provided with each image.

Logo and theme artwork

Media may use the logo and theme artwork in editorial context only, following the guidelines. Commercial use is strictly prohibited, unless explicitly authorised by the EBU. Logo and artwork downloads are available on the Brand page.
Host Broadcaster of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, RTP, has produced multiple logos for the theme artwork rather than a single image. The main logo depicting a shell comes with twelve other derivations, which are predicated on the concept of the varying life in the oceans and depict the wonders of a floating world, such as plankton and a range of other organisms which are essential for balance in aquatic ecosystems. Download all the logos.

Requesting or using video footage

Looking for footage of previous Eurovision Song Contests, or wish to use footage from the live shows, press conferences or side events in news programmes, documentaries or otherwise? Please read the Access Rules. For archive enquiries email: [email protected]
Online media are welcome to embed videos from the official YouTube channel of the Eurovision Song Contest for editorial use when reporting on the Eurovision Song Contest only. Copy for re-use on Youtube and/or on other platforms strictly prohibited.
Use of videos is permitted for TV linear broadcast, but only if the on-screen credit "Eurovision.tv — courtesy of EBU" appears during the whole period of use of the material.
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