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Media Overview

Media Overview

2019 marks the 15th crossing of Australia as the teams of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge bring the world’s foremost innovation challenge to life - vying to become the first to deliver sustainable solar-powered electric vehicles.

The world’s biggest solar challenge began in 1987 and is a 3,000km endurance adventure that occurs once every two years. This year a record 53 entries from 24 countries were received – how many will take to the start line in Darwin? Around 1,500 participants compete followed by a global audience of more than 25 million. It generates industry partnerships across energy, automotive, engineering, financial, material sciences and IT sectors.

The 2019 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge will officially start in Darwin on Sunday 13 October and finish on 20 October in Adelaide with the Event Awards Ceremony. In the week preceding the event, teams must pass a series of practical safety and compliance tests to qualify for the start line. The final qualifying activities are the time trials at Hidden Valley on Saturday 12 October – a highlight for many.

Event organiser, the South Australian Tourism Commission, (SATC) in association with the Northern Territory Government, is proud to showcase the magnificent Australian landscape and the brilliance of the students and teams who participate.

Media coverage of this unique event is highly valued and we welcome media to make contact with us. We are happy to assist you in any way we can. Should you wish to learn more about the 2019 World Solar Challenge please email media@worldsolarchallenge.org.

For all media enquiries please contact Judi Lalor, Media & Publicity Manager on + 61 409 188 129.

THE 2019 BWSC MEDIA REGISTRATION PROCESS

All PROFESSIONAL WORKING MEDIA and TEAM MEDIA must ‚Äčregister on-line and be approved for accreditation by completing the application form below before THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER.

NO ON-SITE MEDIA APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE EVENT unless organised in advance.

Media accreditation is a two-step process

  1. Media will be notified of their successful accreditation as applications are processed.
  2. The final stage of accreditation occurs in Darwin for all media intending to travel on the event. ‚ÄčAll media passes are issued at the media office in Darwin. Please bring photo ID and credentials with you.

If you wish to register for media accreditation for the 2018 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge click here

MEDIA ACCREDITATION

Click here to register for Media Accreditation 

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