The Royal Television Society is looking for outstanding technologists of the future as it opens entries for the Young Technologist Of The Year Award, sponsored by Atos.
Aimed at engineers in the early stages of a career in broadcasting or related industries, the award celebrates a new wave of talent making its mark on the industry.
The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2018 exhibition and conference in Amsterdam; the world’s leading media, entertainment and technology show.
The runner-up will receive the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology and a technical book of their choice.
“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 newcomer with the opportunity to stand out amongst their peers,” said Terry Marsh, Chair of the award.
Last year’s winner, Kathleen Grey, has been Engineer in Charge on major shows including ITV’s Love Island. She was also part of the team overseeing the deployment of Host Broadcasting facilities at Wimbledon for the BBC.
The Young Technologist Of The Year 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.
Candidates can download an application form here and need to submit by 5pm on 14 May. The award will be presented at the RTS Craft & Design Awards, which will take place on 26 November.