Entries are now open for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2016.
The aim 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.
In addition this year, the winner will be invited to the RTS London Conference 2016, on Tuesday September 27th. The runner up receives the Coffey Award, a book of their choice.
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.
The judges will be looking for an application that demonstrates:
- how the receipt of the Award will enhance the applicant’s understanding of the ever changing role of technology in television and related fields
- how the applicant proposes to share this enhanced understanding with others, both within the 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 addition the award winner will be invited to the RTS London Conference.
The IBC Conference and Exhibition
The IBC2016 Conference will take place from Thursday 8th to Monday 12th September 2016 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, from 9th – 13th September, and is the second largest content creation and delivery exhibition in the world, spread over 15 halls of the RAI.
Applicants for the RTS Young Technologist Award can be from the very many areas of the TV and related industries: broadcasters, production companies, facilities houses, hardware and software suppliers to the industry, telecommunications suppliers of television capacity services, recognised research institutions which are contributing in a demonstrable way to television in the UK.
Click here to download the application form, which must be submitted electronically - no paper-based applications will be accepted.
Send completed form to Jo Sampson - JSampson@rts.org.uk - by 5pm on Monday 23 May 2016. The Judges decision is final.