The Five Points Festival welcomes press outlets from across NYC and around the world and is happy to provide approved members of the media with a complimentary Press Pass. Before you apply, please understand…

Your Press Pass Has Rules

Your Press Pass allows complimentary access during all public hours as well as during each morning’s VIP Preview.

Your Press Pass does NOT allow early access or special access. Your Press Pass does NOT allow you to cut lines. Your Press Pass does NOT guarantee you exclusives.

Press Passes Are For Journalists Only

Press Registration is open to journalists making regular editorial contributions only. Editorial Press includes Writers, Reporters, Reviewers, Producers, Photographers, and Cameramen who are attending specifically to write about Five Points. Non-Editorial personnel at media companies such as Marketing and Sales staff do not qualify for Press Passes and will not be approved.

Your Press Pass Is Yours

Press Passes are non-transferable. You may not loan or sell your Press Pass, and anyone conducting such behavior will be disqualified from Press Passes at future Five Points events.

Apply Once Per Organization

Please only have one member of your media outlet apply for badges – they can apply for your full team. This person should be your organization’s main contact, and they will be responsible for picking up all of your badges onsite.

Can I Go To The DTAs?

Yes, your press pass will gain you access to the Designer Toy Awards.

Please Don’t Waste Both Our Time

Please don’t apply if you’re trying to scam a badge. If you’ve got a website that hasn’t been updated in six months, a blog that exists only to post your convention reviews, or a YouTube channel with two views, you’re not going to be approved.


After reading this page, please click through to the form which follows. Complete this form in its entirety. After Five Points receives your application, our Press team will respond within the dates listed below. Please understand that simply submitting does not guarantee you a Press Pass. It is only after your full form is received, reviewed, and approved that a Press Pass will be issued. Incomplete applications will not be approved.

Online Press Registration will close at 11:59 PM NYC Time on May 29, 2023

If Submission Is Received Between These Two Dates You Will Hear Back By This Date
Jan 01 – April 5

April 6 – May 29

May 5

June 1st


Specific Questions can be sent to [email protected]

Decisions Are Final

Five Points reserves the right to approve or deny any application. This decision is final and cannot be appealed. Include any and all information in your application that will allow Five Points to make an informed decision – you won’t be able to submit further information later on.

Have you read all the above?  If so, please begin your Five Points Press Pass application now.