Obtaining Media Credentials

ASA invites all professional outdoor media to attend ICAST.

Before registering in the Media Editorial category, please read the FAQs below.

SPECIAL NOTE – If you attended ICAST 2017, 2018 and 2019 with a Media Editorial badge, you will automatically be registered for ICAST 2020 Online and will be notified by email in early June. No further action is required on your part.

If you registered for ICAST 2020, you will be automatically registered for ICAST Online. If you paid a registration fee, your fee will be refunded to you.

ICAST Online is a fee-free show for all registration categories.


What are the criteria for approving a request for media access to ICAST Online?

When approving requests for media access to ICAST Online, we consider, among other factors:

Previous media credentialing at one or more recent ICAST shows.

A demonstrated record of print, broadcast, cable or web-based coverage of recreational fishing, boating and outdoor recreation-related activities.

Can I obtain access as registered media if I work solely in digital media?

We welcome digital media to register for ICAST Online. However, digital media applicants must meet certain guidelines that demonstrate they are posting regular, quality content about recreational fishing. ASA will determine the qualifying frequency and quality of the posts.

We DO NOT approve badges for personal Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok or other social media accounts.

What can I submit as acceptable credentials to substantiate my request for media access to ICAST Online?

Any one of the items listed below can be used:

Current individual membership card issued by a state, regional or national bona fide outdoor communicators association.

Press identification card issued by a bona fide, industry-related news organization.

Your name listed in an editorial position on an industry-related publication masthead.

A link to a website or blog dealing with industry-related subjects which includes your real name (no aliases, no exceptions). Your full name and role must be listed on the website.

Your LinkedIn page that highlights your current title/work experience.

How do I register for media access and submit my media credentials?

To register, please go to ICASTfishing.org.

Create a PDF or JPG of your credential of choice (see the acceptable media credentials list above). You will be asked to upload that during the registration process.

In what category should public relations, marketing and advertising representatives register?

Individuals in public relations, marketing or advertising were designated as Media Sales for the ICAST Show. For ICAST Online, please register in the Industry Associate category.

Is there a registration fee for ICAST Online?

ICAST Online is a fee-free virtual trade show.