Media Accreditation

Information for press

FIDE press officer: Anastasiya Karlovych
For press enquiries write to
Press accreditation guidelines:
  • All media covering the FIDE Open World Rapid & Blitz Championship 2021 and the FIDE Women’s World Rapid & Blitz Championship 2021 as well as the accompanying events must be accredited beforehand
  • The accreditations will be issued following the FIDE Media accreditation policy
  • The Press accreditations will be available in three categories:

A: Non-rights holding television broadcasters and other camera crews

B: Photographers

C: Members of the written press

  • Press accreditation requests should be sent to, with the following information:
    ◦ Name of the journalist/crewmember◦ Name of the media organisation
    ◦ Passport copy
    ◦ A colour headshot photograph with a plain background, like a passport photo, in JPG format
  • Only accredited journalists, photographers and camera crews will be allowed entrance to the playing hall and events
  • Members of the media must follow the COVID-19 restrictions at the venue as well as guidelines from the staff/press officer with regards to the conduct inside and in front of the playing venue


  • All images on the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021 website and FIDE social media handles are copyrighted.
  • Images from the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021 can be used following the following:
    ◦ Credit to
    ◦ Name of the photographer
  • The images from the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021 published on this website are free as a courtesy from FIDE. The images are intended to be used solely to report on the FIDE World Rapid & Blitz Championships 2021; by no means can they be used as stock photos for future, unrelated events, unless explicit permission is granted by the authors.

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