All Photography Accreditation applications must be submitted by 12th July 2017. Under no circumstances will any photographer receive accreditation on the raceday itself. Agencies and picture desks please ensure you have applied for sufficient accreditation by this date as there will be no exceptions to this condition.
Galway Races requires photographers to provide evidence, at time of application, of Public Liability Insurance for an industry standard minimum of €6.5 million. Please scan and email this to firstname.lastname@example.org
All photographers and/or agency or picture desk representatives must attend a mandatory photographer briefing before racing on the opening day of the festival. It is the responsibility of the agency/picture desk rep to relay the information given at this briefing to their contracted photographers.
There will be two levels of photographer accreditation for the 2017 Galway Races Summer Festival
(1) Track/Enclosures (Bib)
(2) Enclosures Only (Arm Band)
Track/enclosure level is limited to photographers who regularly work at and are familiar with shooting images at sporting,equestrian and/or horse racing events. This level of accreditation will be issued at the discretion of Galway racecourse. Please only apply for this level of accreditation if absolutely necessary.
Track/enclosure photographers will be issued with a distinctive green photographer bib which must be worn to gain access to the designated photographer area on the racecourse. If you do not have and wear this bib you will not be granted access to the track.
Enclosure Only level photographer accreditation will not have access to the race track itself but will be permitted access to all other areas where photography is permitted.