The LHSAA will make every effort to provide a phone line for the purpose of filing stories and photos at State Championship Events. For questions regarding phone lines for print media, please contact the individual facility manager at the event.
The LHSAA prohibits the sale of photographs from LHSAA State Championship Events, and will not credential any photographers whose photos will be used for any purpose other than legitimate media coverage. Photography is only to be used by legitimate news gathering agencies. RomaPics is responsible for distributing and selling photos at State Championship events.
The LHSAA will provide phone lines and arrange for press box space for radio personnel for LHSAA State Championship Events. Press box space may be arranged by contacting LHSAA Director of Communications and Media Relations Tiara Gibson or the individual facility manager at the event. You must agree to the terms and conditions presented in the Request Credentials procedure before your station will be allowed to broadcast.
Television stations must make prior arrangements with the LHSAA Director of Communications and Media Relations (Tiara Gibson) when setting up a live remote or stand-up shots at all Championship Events. We appreciate and encourage such shots, but want to ensure the easiest arrangements for all parties involved.; this will save everyone time and help alleviate potential problems with event security.
All footage shot at the LHSAA state championships will be used for highlights only. Any other use is strictly prohibited.
The NFHS Network and/or Cox Sports Television provide exclusive live streaming and TV broadcast for the sports of: volleyball, football, wrestling, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, softball, track and field, and baseball (2017-18 schoolyear). Sports not included in this list are available to be streamed or televised. Please contact the LHSAA for specific rates and more information.
INTERNET SITES / MAGAZINES / SPECIALTY PUBLICATIONS
Requests will be considered on an individual basis.
RECRUITING SERVICES / SCOUTS
The LHSAA does not issue media credentials to college coaches, recruiting services or scouts.
SCHOOL YEARBOOK/NEWSPAPER PERSONNEL
The purpose of school media credentials is to give high school students an opportunity to capture an important memory from their high school experience and build their resume by helping illustrate their school media publications. Beginning with the 2018-19 schoolyear, school media credentials will only be given to applied and approved students/faculty of that particular school. School identification is required to be granted a school media credential. Contracted photographers/videographers will not be approved for school media credentials.
School media credential candidates must complete the same electronic credential application as the professional media, found on the LHSAA website under “Affiliations” > “Media Resources.” Please see the deadlines for each sport on the corresponding application(s).
In addition to the application, a scanned copy of the candidate’s/candidates’ school identification must be emailed to Tiara Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org) at least three (3) calendar days prior to the beginning of the championship.
Maximum two (2) school media credentials granted, per school and per championship, to:
One (1) student and one (1) adult faculty advisor
Two (2) students
School media credentials will not be granted to two (2) applying adults from the same school. We allow the possibility of one adult faculty advisor to supervise/assist the students.