Temporary Photographer Request

  • Instructions to request a Temporary Photographer Pass

  • Please complete all fields including reason for your visit (i.e. if you are covering a feature story, shooting for magazine, etc.). Not all requests for temporary photographer passes will be granted. You must choose between pick-up or standard mail for your delivery option. Temporary Photographer Pass requests will be processed in the order that they are received. Once processed, you will receive an email to let you know your credentials are ready for pick-up, or if you choose the option to have your credentials mailed you will receive an email letting you know your credentials have been mailed. Please note: drones are not allowed on Fair Park property during the State Fair of Texas. Temporary Photographer Passes do not include admission to the State Fair of Texas.
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  • Credential Delivery Options

    Note: Temporary Photographer Passes will be available for pick up the first week of September.
  • Voluntary Acknowledgement of Risks, Release of Liability and Indemnity Agreement

  • As consideration for the State Fair of Texas (“SFT”) permitting me to enter the fairgrounds with my professional photography equipment and take photographs (the “Activities”) at the 2021 State Fair of Texas (the “Event”) and to use the property and facilities of SFT and/or City of Dallas, including Fair Park and all of the fairgrounds, buildings, barns, walkways, thoroughfares, common areas, parking lots and amenities (collectively referred to as the “Facilities”) in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, I hereby acknowledge, agree, promise and covenant on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and estate with SFT, City of Dallas, Fair Park First, Global Spectrum, L.P. d/b/a Spectra Venue Management, each of their lessors, parent companies, subsidiaries, related companies and business concerns, past and present, and each of them, as well as each of their respective partners, trustees, directors, officers, managers, members, elected and appointed officials, agents, attorneys, representatives, volunteers, servants and employees, past and present, and each of them (collectively referred to as “Releasees”) as follows:

    COVID-19 WARNING: The novel coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 (“COVID-19”) has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to potentially life threatening illness and even death. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that participating in the Activities and use of the Facilities will require me to comply with SFT’s health and safety guidelines related to COVID-19 as promulgated by the CDC, State of Texas, County of Dallas and/or City of Dallas. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities may expose me to contact with one or more persons who have been infected with, and/or exposed to, COVID-19. Based on the forgoing, I understand that my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities may expose me, along with others with whom I may come in contact after I leave the Activities, to a risk of infection with COVID-19, which may cause significant and serious illness, bodily injury, temporary or permanent disability and/or death. I understand that personal protective equipment (“PPE”) designed to reduce the chances of exposure to or infection with COVID-19 may not be readily available at the Facilities for my participation in the Activities, and that the use of PPE may in any event not fully protect against or mitigate the risks posed by my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities. I understand and agree that SFT may not, and is under no legal duty to, provide me with any PPE.

    I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD the above warning concerning COVID-19. I hereby choose to accept the risk of contracting COVID-19 in order to use the Facilities and participate in the Activities. My participation in the Activities is of such value to me that I accept the risk of being exposed to contracting and/or spreading COVID-19 in order to participate in the Activities in person.

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS: I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that the Activities in which I am about to voluntarily engage bear certain known risks and unanticipated risks that could result in PHYSICAL OR MENTAL INJURY, DEATH, ILLNESS OR DISEASE, OR DAMAGE to me or my property. I understand and acknowledge those risks may result in claims against Releasees. However, I am making an informed choice to voluntarily accept such risks in exchange for the opportunity to participate in the Activities, and I agree that the benefit of the Activities outweigh the risks, which include but in no way are limited to: (i) the acts, omissions or negligence in any degree of Releasees, or their agents or employees; (ii) the risks inherent in the Activities, including but not limited to any physical or mental injuries; (iii) latent or apparent defects or conditions of the Facilities; (iv) the behavior of co-participants, patrons or staff; (v) accidents or incidents in the Facilities; (vi) criminal acts, terrorism or acts of war declared or undeclared; (vii) exposure or potential exposure to sickness, illness, harmful bacteria, viruses, including COVID-19 or permutations thereof, or other infectious diseases; and/or (viii) first aid, emergency treatment or services rendered or failed to be rendered by Releasees, or their contractors, agents or employees. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that the above list is not complete or exhaustive, and that other risks, known or unknown, identified or unidentified, anticipated or unanticipated may also result in injury, death, illness, disease, or damage to me or to my property. I FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGE that I am in good physical and mental health, and not suffering from any condition, illness, disease or symptoms of COVID-19 which would or could potentially affect my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities, or harm any co-participants, volunteers, SFT staff or others. I UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE that I am being granted access to the Facilities and that I will be subject to all of SFT’s rules regarding my conduct while participating in the Activities at the Facilities. I acknowledge and agree that SFT may remove me from the Facilities at any time for violation of SFT’s rules or for conduct that is disruptive, offensive or discourteous.

    VOLUNTARY ACCEPTANCE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY: I EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY AGREE, COVENANT AND PROMISE TO ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITIES AND RISK FOR INJURY, DEATH, ILLNESS OR DISEASE OR DAMAGE to me or to my property arising from participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities.

    RELEASE AND INDEMNITY: I VOLUNTARILY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Releasees and all other persons or entities affiliated therewith, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with the participation in the Activities and/or use of the Facilities, including, but specifically not limited to, any and all negligence or fault of Releasees. I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY THAT IS VALID FOREVER and will apply to all current and future participation in the Activities and/or use of the Facilities. I understand that this RELEASE OF LIABILITY will prevent me, my child, my heirs or my estate from bringing any action at law, suit in equity, or other judicial proceeding or making any claim for damages, injury or death in the event of damage, injury or death arising from participation in the Activities and/or use of the Facilities.

    I FURTHER AGREE, PROMISE AND COVENANT TO HOLD HARMLESS AND TO INDEMNIFY Releasees, and all other persons or entities from all defense costs, including attorneys’ fees, or any other costs incurred in connection with claims for mental or bodily injury, wrongful death or property damage that may be filed by me, my child, my heirs or my estate. Such indemnity and defense obligation shall further extend to any claim, loss or lawsuit which alleges that I negligently or intentionally caused any injury, death or damage to patrons of the Event or other third parties in the course of my participation in the Activities or use of the Facilities.

    INSURANCE: I certify that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I may cause or suffer while participating in the Activities or using the Facilities, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further certify that I can perform the essential functions of the job required for the Activities and I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any injury, illness or damage I may cause or suffer.

    ENTIRE AGREEMENT, SEVERABILITY AND VENUE: I understand that this is the entire Agreement between the undersigned and Releasees, and that it cannot be modified or changed in any way by the representations or statements of Releasees or any employee or agent of Releasees, or by the undersigned. I understand and agree that this Agreement is severable and that if any clause is found to be invalid, the balance of the contract will remain in effect and will be valid and enforceable. I agree that any action will be brought in a court in the County of Dallas, State of Texas. Any disputes will be subject to and determined under the laws of the State of Texas. I have read this entire document, understand it completely, and agree to be bound by its terms.
  • Acknowledgement of Agreement

  • THIS DOCUMENT AFFECTS YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS. BY ACCEPTING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS BELOW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THE DISCLOSURES OF RISKS, VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT THOSE RISKS, AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ALL PROVISIONS OF THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
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