Photographers get the Ep accreditation category providing access to the Main Press Centre, media zones in the competition venues as part of Napoli 2019 (as well as photo positions if wearing a photographer tabard), the Universiade Park, and to the Interview Room located in the Universiade Village.
Professional photography inside the venues of the 2019 Summer Universiade is only allowed if the photographer has the required accreditation card as well as professional equipment, and only in the specifically designated areas.
IMPORTANT! Photographers are allowed to take still photographs only. Video and audio recording through any device, including mobile phones, is prohibited.
Before the start of the 2019 Summer Universiade, each photographer must read and sign the Regulations on the work of media representatives during the 30th Summer Universiade Napoli 2019. Before signing this document, photographers cannot take photographs at the venues of the 2019 Summer Universiade.
A briefing will be held for photographers before the start of the Student Games. During this briefing, the information concerning all the opportunities for photography at the venues will be presented and photographers will be able to ask questions regarding their work during competitions.
Attendance at this briefing is mandatory for all accredited photographers. It will be held in the Main Press Centre. The information about the time of the briefing will be provided further.
IMPORTANT! Accredited photographers are divided into two groups:
The photographer tabard determines whether the photographer belongs to Group A or Group B.
Group A photographers will receive dark-blue tabards and Group B photographers will receive dark-green tabards.
All photographers must wear their tabards along with their accreditation cards. They will not be allowed to photo positions without accreditation cards.
Photographer tabards will be handed out during the briefing held before the competitions. Tabards will be given only
to the photographers present at the briefing.
The tabard will be provided for the entire period of games.
If the tabard is lost, it will not be reissued, so the photographer loses his/her right to take photographs at the venues of the 2019 Summer Universiade.
The tabards have PHOTO signs and individual numbers. Photographer tabards cannot be transferred to a third person.
Photographs of the competitions can be taken only from specifically desig-
nated zones, photo positions. These positions are determined based on the best shooting angles, layout of broadcasters’ cameras, venue safety requirements and sports rules.
Photo positions are placed inside every venue of the 2019 Summer Universiade and marked with the relevant PHOTO signs.
Photo positions are divided into two categories: (PHOTO sign on a blue background) and B (PHOTO sign on a green background).
Access to photo positions is provided only if there is the Ep category accreditation and an appropriate photographer tabard.
Group A photographers have access to categories A and B photo positions as well as to the photo positions in the awarding ceremony areas.
Group B photographers have access only to category B photo positions. If there are available seats in Group A photo positions, they can be temporarily occupied by Group photographers. To do this, a request should be sent to the venue photo manager. If approved, a photographer must temporarily change his/her tabard to a tabard that provides access to photo position. Upon completion of his/her work, the photographer shall immediately return
the tabard to the pool and get his/her tabard back
IMPORTANT! The layout of the photo positions is subjectto changes. Up-to-date information will be provided at the Information Desk at each venue.
IMPORTANT! Access to photo positions is provided only if there is a dark-blue or dark-green tabard. Access to photo positions is provided an hour before the start of the competitions.
A photo position can be occupied no later than 5-15 minutes before the competitions depending on the rules of a specific sport.
A photographer who fails to occupy his/her position by the specified time will not be allowed
there. In this case, photographs can be taken from vacant spectator seats.
Photographers occupy their seats in photo positions in the order of arrival to the site.
If all the seats are occupied, they will be put on the waiting list by the venue manager.
Some sports may involve draws for photographers to distribute photo positions.
Occupying photo positions with bags or equipment is prohibited. Any belongings left unattended in photo positions will be removed as ownerless by the security service.
Only the equipment necessary for work is allowed in the photo positions. Large carrying cases for photography equipment can be left inside the lockers located in the press centres of every venue. This way it will be possible to save space and allow the largest possible number of photographers to the photo position.
IMPORTANT! It is not allowed to leave the photo position during most of the competitions. You can only move from one photo position to another during a break or upon completion of the competition along the paths indicated on the layouts or accompanied by a photo manager/ volunteers working in photo positions.
Photographers should always stay BEHIND broadcaster cameras. Photographers must not get caught in the lens and should not interfere with the work of camera crews.
Photographers are not allowed to go out on the field of play.
IMPORTANT! It is prohibited to use flash for photography.
It is prohibited to use stepladders and tripods (monopods are allowed) to take photographs in photo positions.
Extreme care should be exercised in relation to photographic equipment near the field of play to ensure security of the athletes. Mobile phones must be put on mute/vibration mode.
Consumption of food is prohibited in photo positions.
Smoking is prohibited in photo positions and at all venues of the Winter Universiade 2019.
Photographers must not stand in front of advertisement panels or obscure them in any way.
Photographers should avoid wearing bright prints and large logos. Footwear must be soft-soled with low heels. Photographers must not have cheering equipment.
IMPORTANT! Workplace policies in photo positions may vary depending on the sports rules. Specific rules at each venue must be discussed with the venue photo manager before the competitions.
Photographing from stands Photographers may take photos:
Photographers may take photographs in press conference halls at all venues and in the Main Press Centre.
Photographing in mixed zones can be carried out by photographers from both Group A and Group B. In this case, priority is given to Group A and if there is intense interest for an athlete in the mixed zone, access for Group B photographers may be restricted by the venue photo manager.
Group A photographers have priority at the awarding ceremonies.
Where possible, the venue photo manager will also grant access to the photographers whose fellow countrymen are awarded.
Photographers may arrive and leave to take photographs of the awarding ceremonies only accompanied by the photo manager or volunteers working in photo positions.
Photographers are not allowed to enter changing rooms even at the invitation of athletes or team officials.
Photographs of official training sessions are possible only upon approval by the delegation’s press-attache. In this case, a photographer must send an application to the Press Centre, as during the non-competition period journalists are allowed entrance to the venue only if accompanied by the Head of Press Centre.
Photographers are not allowed to use flash equipment in photo positions and stands during training sessions and competitions.
Flash equipment can be used during awarding ceremonies, in press conference halls (excluding the Main Press Centre), mixed zones, spectator zone out of the competition area.
Photographers may work at stations equipped with office appliances at press centres or use work stations with an option to connect their personal equipment
Metal boxes locked with a key, which are installed at the venues, can be used to store photography equipment. The key can be received from the information desk administrator in the Press Centre of a sports venue. At the end of the day, the box must be emptied and the key must be returned.
The Photo Service Centre is located inside the Main Press Centre. It provides repair, setting up and maintenance services for professional photography equipment. While the equipment is under repair, similar equipment can be offered for lease.
The accreditation cards for accredited photographers have a hammer pictogram. It permits, as an exception, to carry the following tools and expendable materials from the List of prohibited items for professional activities:
In order to carry and use radio electronic devices (RED), including photography equipment remote controls and Wi-Fi routers, at the venues of the 2019 Summer Universiade, a permit and a special label must be obtained. The detailed procedure necessary to obtain the permit to use RED is described in the Use of Radio Electronic Devices (Equipment Labelling) section.
The rights to all photographs taken during the 2019 Summer Universiade belong to the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
IMPORTANT! The photographs taken by accredited photographers during the Student Games can be used only by media represented by an accredited photographer and only for publication purposes (also in social media, blogs and on other Internet platforms).
Using photographs taken during the Student Games for promotional or other commercial purposes is prohibited. An exception to this is a prior written consent obtained from FISU.
Broadcasting rights for the Summer Universiade 2019 outside of the Italian Federation shall be owned by FISU.
The rights in the territory of the Federation and CIS countries shall be held by ANO “Directorate Napoli 2019” (hereinafter the “Directorate”). Broadcasting right shall be delegated by the Directorate to Host Broadcaster National Sports Channel LLC and to all the TV companies holding a non-exclusive right. Host Broadcaster shall generate a signal, broadcast live and shoot videos of the 2019 Summer Universiade competitions in compliance with the FISU Minimum Requirements for the Summer Universiade.
Only the entities that received the Student Games broadcasting rights from FISU or the Directorate in a specific territory (right holders) shall be entitled to broadcast. Other entities (non-right holders) shall not be entitled to broadcast sound or video images of the 2019 Summer Universiade, including competitions, the Opening ceremony, the Closing ceremony, the awarding ceremonies or any other events of the Student Games, except as permitted herein.
The representatives of Russian and international non-right-holding TV companies shall be classified as belonging to the Media client group. The production teams of such TV channels shall obtain En accreditation.
Operators of press centres and university media, representing the Media client group, shall be additionally a part of non-right holders shall further include the. Operators of press services and other mass media shall also be regarded as non-right holders. They shall also be accredited with category En.
IMPORTANT! Apart from accreditation cards, video camera operators shall need special tabards with the word PRESS written on them. Tabards shall be issued only after the briefing which will provide all information on all video shooting possibilities during the 2019 Summer Universiade.
In accordance with the acquired accreditation, the production teams of all the entities lacking rights for the Student Games broadcasting shall be allowed to access the 2019 Summer Universiade venues, the Main Press Centre, the Universiade Park, and the Universiade Village interview room. Herewith, they shall be allowed to access the stands of the venues only without radio and television broadcasting equipment, while the remaining permitted areas may be accessed with equipment.
In order to prepare their own video material, the accredited companies from among non-right holders shall receive highlights, that is, clips with the course of the competitions including the best moments from the Student Games.
Work rules at the Winter Universiade 2019 venues for non-right holders
Before work starts, all accredited representatives of non-right-holding TV companies must attend a briefing on the rules of work during the Winter Universiade 2019.
The start of the Winter Universiade 2019 shall be preceded by 2 briefings: one for local and another for non-resident/international TV companies. Briefings shall be held at the Main Press Centre. Information on the time of the briefings will be announced later.
Only the Host Broadcaster and the right holders shall be permitted to shoot and broadcast the 2019 Winter Universiade competitions. In this regard, non-right holders are not allowed to:
Throughout the Winter Universiade 2019, the production teams of non-right holders shall have the right to operate their equipment in the designated areas specified herein:
At the Winter Universiade 2019 venues, the production teams of non-right- holding TV companies shall be banned from:
The accredited TV channels shall be provided with the competitions’ daily highlights in order to create news items for usage in on-air programs. The highlights are in complete audio-visual form which includes the most memorable moments of the competition with natural sounds, without commentary.
The highlights shall be created and provided by the Host Broadcaster. The links to the content shall be available in the information system, i.e., a special service which may be accessed only by the journalists accredited for the Summer Universiade 2019.
IMPORTANT! Highlights (up to 26 minutes) shall be provided twice a day: at 05.35 pm and 12:05 pm local time (with possible time adjustments depending on the sports programme).
Useful information about the 2019 Summer Universiade shall be published in the information system for accredited media representatives in the Documents Section.
IMPORTANT! Any additional information pertaining to the 30th Summer Universiade 2019 shall be provided by “Directorate Napoli 2019” upon request. In order to submit a request, journalists shall contact in person the info desk at the venues’ press centres and the Main Press Centre or e-mail them at [email protected]
Such requests must contain the full name of the journalist, name of the organization, media type, country and contact details. The requests shall be reviewed in Italian and English. The review time limit shall be 24 hours.
IMPORTANT! In order to interview athletes and coaches face to face, journalists must contact the team representatives on their own and arrange when and where they will meet.
Interview rooms shall be made available at the Main Press Centre and in the Universiade Village for those wishing to interview the Summer Universiade 2019 participants. They may be used by any accredited journalist but shall require prebooking. In order to do that, the journalist shall contact the info desk manager at any press centre and complete a request. Rooms shall be provided upon request on a first-come, first-served basis.
IMPORTANT! When getting ready for an interview, the journalist must make sure that their interlocutor is accredited for the 2019 Summer Universiade and has access to the relevant venue.
Only a representative of a sports delegation who has access to the international zone of the village shall be invited there for an interview (an «I» must be written on the accreditation card).
To access the Main Press Centre, the interlocutor shall have a “P” on their accred- itation card. Whether there is no such access level, a request must be submitted to the MPC information desk to issue a daytime pass for the interlocutor (the request shall be submitted at least 24 hours before the interview).