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2023 Press Credentials
Media credentials for the 2023 New Jersey Lottery Festival of Ballooning will be issued only to those members of the media covering the Festival on specific assignment. To obtain media credentials for the Festival, you must complete the application below.
Credential requests made prior to July 14, 2023, will be mailed. For requests received July 15 or later, credentials must be picked up at the Festival's Will Call booth at the main entrance.
Credentials are issued at the Festival’s sole discretion.
Due to the abundance of websites and blogs, the following criteria has been established for online media for consideration of receiving credentials:
Online media must either be part of a major portal (such as Yahoo or MSN.com) or be able to prove a minimum subscription base (i.e. blog of 2,500 or more with new posts made on a weekly or more frequent basis, website of 20,000 unique visitors per month or more), or prove membership in a recognized travel writer’s association, or be a corporate website for a major media outlet (newspaper, magazine, radio, television or Internet), that produces and publishes original content.
Freelance and amateur photographers and photo clubs wishing to take pictures of balloons at the Festival are invited to attend the scheduled pre-Festival media launch FREE of charge on Friday, July 28 at 6:30 a.m. No credential or advance sign up is needed. Parking for this preview will be available at the airport entrance at Forty Oaks Road and Solberg Road.
Images taken are to be used solely for editorial purposes; images taken for commercial use are prohibited.
Please note all balloon inflations and ascensions are wind and weather permitting.