Media Rights and Responsibilities
The PDGA Junior Worlds Championships is owned by the PDGA and is held on public and private land. As a participant or member of the media, you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities.
Personal vs. Professional Use
At the PDGA Junior Worlds, you don’t have to be getting paid to be considered a Pro. Professional Media is used to describe just about any media project that is intended for public distribution. At the PDGA Junior Worlds we have two categories that your media may fall under:
Personal Use Media
Players and spectators are welcome to use photos, videos, and audio recordings obtained at the PDGA Junior Worlds for their personal use, this includes:
- Sharing with your friends and personal social media networks.
- Displaying on personal websites as long as the websites do not sell any products or services.
- Posting to your personal accounts on photo-sharing sites such as Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr—as long as the posts aren’t commercial in any manner and the accounts aren’t used for purposeful promotion. You may not directly monetize any media through paywalls or advertisements.
Professional Use Media
If you wish to use any photo, video, or audio obtained at the event for any non-personal use you must apply for a Professional Use Media for the PDGA Junior Worlds. We require this registration process to protect the interests of the PDGA Junior Worlds and any Professional that have media rights agreement in place with Dynamic Discs, PDGA and the PDGA Junior Worlds.
- Publishing photos in a printed or online book, magazine, or newspaper.
- Selling your media
- Displaying images on a non-personal website or in a gallery show.
- Using imagery in a documentary or TV show.
- Distributing media to any third-party group or publication. This includes offering photos for publication or making any commercial or promotional use of event media.
Dynamic Discs and PDGA functions as the event producer for the 2020 PDGA Junior Worlds. Dynamic Discs and PDGA retain all rights to media produced at the 2020 PDGA Junior Worlds. Dynamic Discs and the PDGA will be working with media partners to bring digital media live, recorded, and post-production content.
If your photos/videos fall under the Professional Use Media then you will need to register in writing in advance no later than June 25th, 2021 at which point Dynamic Discs and the PDGA will have determined the media needs of the 2021 PDGA Junior Worlds and the size of the production team. All approved media personnel are required to check in with Bobby Brown when they arrive to Emporia, Kansas, pick up the appropriate media credentials, and comply with the PDGA Junior Worlds Media Credential Terms.
If your photos/videos fall under the Personal Use Media, there is no need to fill out the form. Please use the hashtag #PDGAJuniorWorlds.
Click here to fill out our Media Credentials Request Form.
If you have questions specifically related to media, please contact [email protected].