Media credentials will be provided to qualified media only. Credentials include a parking pass, admission to the event, and media badge. 


All media platforms are welcome at the National Balloon Classic: print, digital, photography, and broadcast. In order to be considered qualifying media, you must be an active, working member of the media, which means the work you produce at the National Balloon Classic must be shared with a larger audience, on a qualifying media platform. We will not provide credentials for the sole purpose of building a portfolio, hobby/interest, stock images, or work that is for sale/resale.


If you would like to publish an official National Balloon Classic image, or have questions regarding Media policies, please email or call (515) 961-8415.