The SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2017 will take place in Las Vegas, NV at the Orleans Arena on Sunday, November 5, 2017. If you would like to request media credentials please complete the following application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please take a moment to review this document carefully. 


IMPORTANT: If you are a freelance photographer or journalist requesting media credentials, please ask your assigning editor to complete the form on your behalf. We will not be able to credential unassigned freelancers.


We receive such a high-volume of coverage requests and cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate everyone. We encourage you to submit appropriate materials supporting your outlet including your unique page views, target audience, and previous coverage of BET events. Once your application is submitted, you may be asked to provide additional or clarifying information.


Media credentials for the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2017 will expire immediately following the red carpet on show day and DO NOT grant access to the show.

NOTE: We are accepting the following number of credential requests for each media outlet type:


TV CREW                           LIMIT (3) TOTAL
Coverage will air on television 

Coverage will appear in printed media

Coverage will appear online 

ONLINE CREW                  LIMIT (3) TOTAL
Coverage will appear online with video footage

Coverage limited to still photography only


The last day for registration is Friday, October 27 at 6 PM PT.


Be sure to add  to your contact list to ensure delivery of communications from the BET Corporate Communications team.

  • Outlet Information

    Assignment Editor Information (If you are the assigment editor and you are also planning to cover the red carpet, you will need to fill out an application for yourself under the 'Attendee Credential Requests' section.)

    Attendee Credential Requests (Physical Credential Holder)

    As listed on government issued ID

    As listed on government issued ID

    Must be different for each applicant

    Photo Requirements (photo must be only of the physical credential holder, logos and group shots will not be accepted. Failure to meet requirements could lead to delays in credential processing)

    Photo must be of the physical credential holder