The Royal Television Society Opens Entries for RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019 Sponsored by NetGem.TV | The Fan Carpet

The Royal Television Society Opens Entries for RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019 Sponsored by NetGem.TV


15 April 2019

The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Amsterdam-based industry event IBC 2019 – both the exhibition and the conference – where they will have the chance to learn about the fast-changing world of content creation, management and delivery.

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019, applicants can download a form via the RTS website here, and should submit it electronically by 13th May 2019.

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched the Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019, sponsored by netgem.tv, leader in internet TV service, and presented in memory of A.M Beresford-Cook. The prestigious award, now open to entries, celebrates an outstanding technologist or engineer of the future and accepts submissions from individuals in the early stages of their career across broadcast or its related industries.

The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the Amsterdam-based industry event IBC 2019 – both the exhibition and the conference – where they will have the chance to learn about the fast-changing world of content creation, management and delivery. In addition, the winner will be invited to the RTS Cambridge Convention, also in September. The runner-up will receive the Coffey Award and a technical book of choice.

 

 

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award jury, Terry Marsh, said "The award recognises the hugely talented individuals who are just starting out in their technology careers within the broadcast industry. It's hugely important to celebrate the achievements of these young technologists, and provide them with valuable opportunities to advance their knowledge and careers within this rapidly changing field, and we look forward to seeing the entries coming through.”

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019, applicants can download a form via the RTS website here, and should submit it electronically by 13th May 2019.

The winner of last year’s award was Gareth Reid, Technology Support Engineer at BBC Wales. Gareth impressed the jury with his personable approach and clear natural leadership, as demonstrated during his work alongside both trainee and established engineers. He volunteered at the BBC Academy providing advice for future apprentices, naturally aligning himself with the essence of this award in celebrating the outstanding technologists of the future.

The Young Technologist Award was established by the RTS with funds received from the family of A.M. Beresford-Cooke – a distinguished engineer who significantly contributed to the development of British broadcasting technology through his work on towers and masts for VHF and UHF transmission. The aim of the award is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television and its allied fields.

The award is open to those working within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries including: 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.

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. There is no age limit for this award, however entrants must be in the first five years of their career in television and its related industries.

The RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2019 will be presented to the winner at the RTS Craft & Design Awards, which will take place on Monday 25th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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About The Royal Television Society
From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.

As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.

The industry’s most talented individuals give us an insight into the work that goes into making cutting edge contemporary TV. From Government ministers and CEOs to workshops with great runners, our events look at every part of the business.

Our annual Television Journalism, Programme, Craft and Design, and Student Awards celebrate achievements across the broadcasting industry.

Each year, we offer Television Production and Technology bursaries to help those from less affluent backgrounds get a foothold in the industry, and Masterclass sessions bring together students, academics and industry heads.

Global television leaders gather to discuss what the future holds for television at our London Conference or the RTS Cambridge Convention.

Alongside our engaged community of over 4,800 full members, the Society is supported by Britain and the world's biggest broadcasters, producers and consultants, including Principal Patrons BBC, Channel 4, ITV and Sky.

Originally founded as the Television Society in 1927, the Society was granted its Royal title in 1966 and HRH The Prince of Wales became Patron of the RTS in 1997.

Today, 15 regional and national groups curate lively events and awards around the UK and Ireland, from Glasgow to Galway.

RTS Futures, which is aimed at those in their first two years of employment, organises an exciting roster of discussion, training and social occasions. Recent events have included workshops on learning how to format shows and how to survive as a freelancer, and expert panels explaining how to be the best researcher and how to make it on-screen.

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