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RTS opens entries for Young Technologist Award 2017

The Royal Television Society is looking for outstanding technologists of the future

The Royal Television Society (RTS) 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 winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to IBC2017, 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 talented newcomers with the opportunity to stand out among their peers.”

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2017, applicants can download a form via the RTS website at and should submit it electronically by 5pm on 22nd May.

The winner of last year’s award was James Goodhand (pictured), 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.

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.