The Royal Television Society has opened entries for the Young Technologist of the Year Award, seeking those working in the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries.

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The award aims to recognise an outstanding engineer in the early stages of their career who are contributing to the UK television industry in a demonstrable way. 

The winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to IBC2018 in the Amsterdam, where they will have the chance to learn about the fast changing world of content creation, management and delivery both at the exhibition and conference. The runner up will receive the Coffey Award and a technical book of choice.

Chair of the RTS / Atos Young Technologist Of The Year Award jury Terry Marsh said: “With the ever-changing media landscape providing a continuous need for new technologies and innovations, the demand for creative young technologists is greater than ever.

”This award will not only give the winner a chance to attend the premier event for the sector but also provides a talented newcomer with the opportunity to stand out amongst their peers.”

Judges will look for applicants who prove they possess a strong knowledge of the industry and can demonstrate how the award would enhance their understanding of the ever-changing role of technology across the television industry. 

The winning candidate must be in the first five years of their career and will need to display excellent communication skills and illustrate how they will share their understanding. 

The closing date for submissions is 14 May.

The winner will be presented with the award at the RTS Craft and Design Awards in London on the 26 November 2018. 

For more information visit RTS.

The Young Technologist Of The Year Award was established by the RTS with funds received from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, a distinguished engineer who contributed much to the development of British broadcasting technology through his work on towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission.

The aim is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields.