Applications open for RTS Young Technologist Award 2017

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Neal Romanek
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April 20th 2017 at 12:41PM : By Neal Romanek

Applicants must be early career technologists working in a sector contributing to UK television

The UK's Royal Television Society is now accepting applications for this year's RTS Young Technologist Award. The award is aimed at early career technologists in broadcasting or related industries. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the IBC show in Amsterdam, with access to the trade show and the conference. The runner up receives the Coffey Award and a technical book of choice.

The Young Technologist Award was instituted by the RTS via a bequest from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cook, a distinguished engineer who contributed to British broadcasting through his work on VHF and UHF transmission towers and masts. The family aims to advance education in the science, practice and art of TV and its related fields.

The award is open to men and women working in the technical side of broadcasting or for related entities, including broadcasters, production companies and facilities, hardware and software vendors, telecommunications suppliers and research institutions contributing to television in the UK. Applicants must be currently working in the UK.

Winning applicants will be able to demonstrate a strong knowledge of the industry and show how the award would enhance their understanding of the changing role of technology in TV and its allied fields. Candidates will also need to display excellent communications skills and explain how they will share their understanding. 

Past RTS Young Technologist Award winners are:

  • 2016 - James Goodhand
  • 2015 - Michael Colyer
  • 2014 - Bobby Moss
  • 2013 - Daniel Cherowbrier
  • 2012 - Matthew Tushingham 
  • 2011 - Peter Sellars
  • 2010 - Anthony Churnside