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 transmit ion.  

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. See previous winner


The IBC Conference

The IBC2014 Conference will take place 11-15 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, and is the second largest content creation and delivery exhibition in the world, spread over 14 halls of the RAI.

Requirement overview

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 is a full conference place at IBC, together with costs of travel to IBC and accommodation for the duration of the conference. 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.

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.

Application process

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 5pm on Monday 16 June 2014. The Judges decision is final.

Judging Criteria

Application Form