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ESC2018

Accreditation

Every year, some 1,550 journalists from over 80 countries gather to cover the Eurovision Song Contest live. On this page, we would like to provide you with practical information about the press accreditation process in the lead up to the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

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To apply for press/fan accreditation to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, the EBU is using a new online platform called Accredion.
Before applying for accreditation please read the Accreditation Handbook.

How to apply for accreditation

  • Accreditation window opens: Monday 29 January 2018 (16:00 CET)
  • Accreditation window closes: Friday 6 April 2018 (23:59 CET)

To apply, please create a new user account via Accredion. After creating your account you can log in, choose Eurovision Song Contest, then select Lisbon 2018 and click My application in the menu on the left. Please make sure you apply in the right group by following these instructions:

  • If you are legally based in one of the participating countries, you should apply in that particular group. E.g. if you are legally based in Portugal, you should apply in the group Portugal. After submitting your application, it will be reviewed by the respective participating broadcaster of your country;
  • You should apply in the International Delegation if you are representing an International News Agency/outlet, International Community Media, Agency/International photographer or if you are NOT legally based in one of the participating countries.
Applications will be reviewed no later than Friday, 13 April. However, to give all applicants certainty about whether their application has been accepted or rejected well ahead of the event, the EBU and Participating Broadcasters aim to review applications as soon as possible.
You will receive an email when the status of your application changes. You can also see the status of your application on your Accredion dashboard at any time.
The EBU's Code of Conduct is applicable to, and binding upon, all individuals submitting an application for accreditation to the Eurovision Song Contest and/or all individuals accredited to the Eurovision Song Contest and/or are given an Accreditation Card (including any holders of TLA).