RTS Young Technologist Award

Matthew Tushingham (left)


The RTS Young Technologist Award is open to an early career engineer in the broadcast or related industries. It was established by the Royal Television Society with funds received from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cooke, who was 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 purpose of the Award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields by enabling the award winner to attend the International Broadcasting Conference and Exhibition held annually in Amsterdam. In addition this year, the winner will be invited to the RTS London Conference 2014: Power, Politics and the Media, on 9 September.

See previous winner

                                                                                                                            Previous winner: Daniel Cherowbrier, Business Manager, Arqiva

The IBC Conference                                   

The IBC 2014 Conference will take place from Thursday 11 to Monday 15 September 2014 at the RAI Centre, Amsterdam, and it will focus on the latest technical information and market/economic analyses for delegates, whilst providing the learning opportunities that have made the conference the world leader for content creation, management and delivery. The IBC Exhibition runs alongside the Conference, from 12-16 September, and is the second largest content creation and delivery exhibition in the world, spread over 14 halls of the RAI.


Requirement overview

The Award-winner will be required to write a report or presentation within 3 months of attending IBC setting out how the visit has helped to achieve its purpose of advancing education in the science, practice, technology or art of television or its allied fields.

The judges will be looking for an application that demonstrates:

  • How the receipt of the Award will enhance the applicant’s understanding of the role of technology in television and related fields
  • How the applicant proposes to share this enhanced understanding with others, both within RTS and beyond.


The prize 

The prize is a full conference place at IBC, together with costs of travel to IBC and accommodation for the duration of the conference. In addition the award winner will be invited to the RTS London Conference earlier in that week.


Application process

In the application the candidate must prepare a realistic plan for attendance at IBC to demonstrate how he or she will make best use of the opportunity. 

Application for the RTS Young Technologist Award will be by the downloadable Word document, which must be submitted electronically - no paper-based applications will be accepted; judging criteria are also downloadable. Send completed form to Jo Mitchell (jmitchell@rts.org.uk) by midday on Friday 4th July 2014. The Judges decision is final.


Judging Criteria

Application Form