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RTS opens Young Technologist Award 2014

Entries are now open for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2014.

Entries are now open for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2014. The aim of the award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields and the winner will receive a trip to the IBC Conference in Amsterdam in September, plus free entry to the RTS London Conference 2014: ‘Power, Politics and the Media’.

“Television is thriving on new technologies and up and coming bright technologists are vital to the future of the industry,” said chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, Terry Marsh. “The RTS Young Technologist Award aims to recognise potential leaders and I am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s applications.”

The award is open to early career engineers in the broadcast or related industries and judges will look for applicants who can demonstrate how the award would enhance their understanding of technology’s role in television and its allied fields, and how they will share their understanding.

The winner of last year’s Award was Daniel Cherowbrier (pictured), business manager, Arqiva, who won due to his technical know-how, drive and management skills, and entrepreneurial talents.

Applicants can download an RTS Young Technologist Award 2014 form via the website, which should be submitted by 5pm on 16 June. The Award was established by the RTS with funds received from the family of British engineer A.M. Beresford-Cooke.