Apply to be RTS Young Technologist 2017 - deadline extended

Apply to be RTS Young Technologist 2017 - deadline extended

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The Royal Television Society is looking for outstanding technologists of the future as it opens entries for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2017.

Aimed at early career engineers in broadcasting or its related industries, the award celebrates the new talent making its mark on the industry.

The RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award is open to those working for fewer than five years within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries. 

Judges will look for applicants who can already demonstrate their contribution to their sector and who have a good overview of the industry as a whole.

Finalists will be interviewed by an industry panel, and candidates will need to display excellent communications skills and explain how they will share their understanding.

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

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist 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 newcomers with the opportunity to stand out amongst their peers.”

More information on how to apply can be found below, and entries should be submitted electronically by 5pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017. Click here to download the application form.

The winner of last year’s award was James Goodhand, Trainee Broadcast Engineer at the BBC. James impressed the jury with his great technical knowledge, ability to seek out opportunities to solve problems and his understanding of the needs of the user.

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

The award is open to those working within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries including: broadcasters, production companies and facilities houses, hardware and software suppliers to the industry, telecommunications suppliers of television capacity services, and recognised research institutions which are contributing in a demonstrable way to television in the UK.

Judges will look for applicants who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of the industry and show how the award would enhance their understanding of the ever changing role of technology in television and its allied fields. Candidates will also need to display excellent communications skills and explain how they will share their understanding.

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