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2022 Media Information

Credential registration - required for Fair access

We welcome the chance to work with your station or publication. Registering for the Ohio State Fair is easy for members of the media. Simply register using the media credential registration form on the right-hand side.

We kindly request that all media that are provided an admission ticket submit a press clipping or audio/video clip within two weeks of the closing of the Fair. Failure to provide proof of coverage may result in loss of media center privileges.

WCOL Celeste Center Media Guidelines

Review Seats

The only way to guarantee a seat for a paid concert is to purchase a ticket. All review seat requests must be coordinated through each individual artist. Review seats will be distributed from the WCOL Celeste Center box office at the discretion of the artist. We request that publications send a clip of their review to the marketing / public relations department within two weeks of the show.

Still and Video Photography Policy
All still and video photography requests for concerts in the WCOL Celeste Center are subject to the approval of each artist's management team. If your station or publication wishes to send a photographer or videographer to a concert, please contact the Marketing & Public Relations Director at a.shoults@expo.state.oh.us with your request. Your request will be forwarded to artist management for review, and you will be contacted once your request has been reviewed.

If approved, a member of the public relations staff will meet and inform you of the artist’s photo policy at the WCOL Celeste Center. Each artist’s policy is different. Still photographers will be escorted to designated areas either near the stage or the mezzanine per each artist's policy. Videographers will be escorted to a press box at the base of the mezzanine. The public relations staff will advise photographers when the allotted time for coverage is over. All members of the media will then be escorted out of the WCOL Celeste Center unless they hold a ticket for the show.

Interviews and Backstage Policy
All interviews and backstage passes must be arranged through the artist’s management. The Fair public relations staff can provide contact names and phone numbers upon request. Please notify the public relations staff office of what arrangements have been made prior to the show date.

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Media Credential Registration Form

Contact Information for Media

Email: a.shoults@expo.ohio.gov, j.west@expo.ohio.gov
Phone: 614-644-4011
Media Center (for quick response during the Fair): 614-644-4432

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