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RTS launches Young Technologist Award 2015 call for entries

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

The RTS has opened entries for its Young Technologist Award 2015, which strives to “advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields”. The award is open to those with less than three years’ experience working for 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.

A trip to the IBC Conference in Amsterdam awaits the winner, as well as a pass to the RTS Cambridge Convention 2015. The runner up will receive the Coffey Award and a technical book of choice.

Terry Marsh, Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, explained, “With the rise of on-demand services, communication and technology is more important to television than ever before. This prestigious Award will give the winner an opportunity not only to attend some exclusive events, but also to stand out as a bright spark in an increasingly fast-paced, innovative industry.”

The winner of last year’s Award, Bobby Moss, a graduate software engineer at BT Group Plc, was chosen because of has an impressive ideas person who implemented innovative ways to support the business.

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2015, applicants can download a form at http://www.rts.org.uk/rts-young-technologist-award-open-2015-applicants.

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