Louisiana High School Athletic Association Media Policies & Procedures
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR WINTER 2019 MEDIA CREDENTIALS
Note: Please pay close attention to the application deadlines during the credentialing process.
The goal of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association is to provide the media with a credentialing process that is easy to follow. Our objective is to provide a first class, professional environment for working media, and to provide extensive, hospitable services during state tournaments. We recognize the difficulty of covering the state championships, and we acknowledge the rights and responsibilities of bona fide media representatives as they cover and report on these events. The LHSAA appreciates the positive publicity our schools and athletes receive as a result of your work.
Only credential requests from accredited working media on specific assignment for a recognized news organization or sports publication will be honored. Credentials will not be issued to freelance writers or photographers unless requested by a recognized news organization or sports publication. Demand for credentials is high, and as such, the size and legitimacy of each media outlet requesting access will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to the discretion of the LHSAA. A credential application denial can be appealed with proof of membership to the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) and/or the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).
Please note that the following policies apply only to competition conducted by the LHSAA member schools during the LHSAA championship events. Failure to comply with the following polices and procedures will result in your outlet having its credential privileges suspended by the LHSAA.
The LHSAA Championship events are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of the participants and as such, the LHSAA and its site management personnel must demand stricter clearance and behavioral standards.
All credentials must be worn and displayed at all times and are only to be used by full-time and/or significant part-time employees. Those employees must be 18 years or older and in a legitimate working capacity. LHSAA media credentials are not for the use of children, sponsors, friends, family, spouses, parents, or other individuals not representing a legitimate media outlet. Credentials are non-transferrable.
The deadline to apply for media credentials varies per LHSAA State Championship sporting event, check the credential application form.
Louisiana High School Athletic Association
12720 Old Hammond Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Media Contact: Tiara Gibson
Media Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Phone: 225-300-4205