How to Apply for Media Credentials
* If you have been a past media attendee at Overland Expo, and are in good standing, you are pre-approved but still need to apply through the system.
+ Requirements for All Media:
Due to high volume of applications, you MUST meet and provide proof of at least ONE of the following requirements:
Verifiable employment with an overland-relevant professional print magazine, newspaper, or online magazine or media site that is not a personal blog (see below for blog information).
Verifiable assignment as a freelance journalist or photographer from an overland-relevant professional print magazine, newspaper, or online magazine or media site that is NOT a personal blog (see below for blog information). You must either have an assignment or you must have a track record as a published overlanding journalist.
Owner of a blog with a significant following in a relevant (to overlanding) industry (SEE BELOW)
WE GIVE PRIORITY TO APPLICATIONS FROM WORKING MEDIA WITH ASSIGNMENTS OR FROM ESTABLISHED PRINT, VIDEO, OR ONLINE MEDIA RESOURCES.
+ Requirements for Bloggers:
IF YOU ARE A BLOGGER, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
longevity (a site with many years online)
readership (successful blogger applicants have many thousands of readers and page views in the 100,000+ range)
influence (successful applicants have 5000-10,000+ followers on social media channels with active , Klout scores of 70 or higher, and a genuine connection to communities interested in overlanding)
DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS PLEASE!
+ If your credentials are approved, you understand that:
We limit media credentials to one person per outlet (two in rare cases; email us first if you need more than one).
You will be able to attend Overland Expo for free to audit classes and programs. [Note: Direct participation in the premium / advanced driving and recovery classes is reserved for paying students due to the shortage of space in premium classes. In a few cases we may arrange for direct participation depending on the assignment.]
You will receive an attendee bag, happy hour drinks tickets, and one Sunday dinner ticket.
DRONES ARE NOT ALLOWED. We will have official drone footage available.
You will provide Overland Expo management with links to / copies of all media published after the show.
You may not receive media credentials in the future if management does not receive proof of published material within a reasonable time period.
OVERLAND EXPO WEST 2019
MAY 17-19, 2019
FORT TUTHILL COUNTY PARK
FLAGSTAFF, AZ, USA
Download Press Materials
Download current creative, press releases, logos, video, and images for upcoming 2019 events.
For photography and video, please credit names on files and Overland Expo.
Overland Expo WEST – Flagstaff, Az
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+ What is overlanding?
Overlanding is a way to describe exploring by your own self-contained means, usually by vehicle (often with four-wheel-drive capability) or adventure motorcycle. It's long been a traditional way to describe safaris in Africa or exploring in Australia. Brits head "overland" to Africa and Asia and across the Continent.
We use the term to differentiate the activity from other four-wheel-drive activities such as rock-crawling or rallying. For overlanders, the journey is as important as the destination or the activities that we do when we get to our destination (if there even is a specific destination): hiking, nature watching, kayaking, mountain biking, and so on.
For overlanders, camping is really a highlight as well—we enjoy innovations such as roof-top tents, 12-volt fridges, and high-quality awnings, ground tents, kitchen kits, and equipment such as compressors, winches, and other recovery gear.
+ WHAT IS OVERLAND EXPO?
Overland Expo is the premier overlanding event series in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world's leading experts, alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together in one place all the camping, vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to get outfitted and get going on your journey.
Overland Expo is designed as a unique event to introduce consumers to all the innovative equipment for camping and vehicles, and to introduce travel enthusiasts to the pleasures of exploring the world by your own self-contained means, whether it's an old van or a new Land Cruiser or Sportsmobile or BMW motorcycle.
Through social events, programs, classes, and exhibitors, Overland Expo is the largest and most unique event combining adventure travel, vehicles, and motorcycles with education & commerce.
There are three ways to attend: register online ahead for an all-inclusive education package—the Overland Experience—or if you just want to check out vendors and view films, seminars and demos, join us with a Weekend Pass with Camping or individual Day Passes. All tickets must be purchased in advance online.
Overland Expo is the place to come to get outfitted, get trained, get inspired . . . and get going. The world is waiting.
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