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Britain’s Leading Forum For Media Royal Television Society Opens Entries For RTS Young Technologist Of The Year Award 2021

29 March 2021

The Royal Television Society (RTS), Britain’s leading forum for television and related media, has launched the Young Technologist of the Year Award 2021. The prestigious award celebrates an outstanding engineer or technologist in the early stages of their career, highlighting the talent of those with a future in broadcast or its related industries. The RTS is now accepting submissions for the coveted award, with entries open until 5pm on Monday 24th May 2021.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award Jury, Terry Marsh, said “After what has been such a challenging time, it is more important than ever to continue celebrating innovation in technology and the people behind it, by shining a spotlight on future talent who are excelling in their fields, and also going above and beyond. We look forward to receiving the 2021 submissions!”

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. The runner-up will receive the Coffey Award for Excellence in Technology.

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2021, applicants can download a form via the RTS website here and should submit it electronically by 5pm on Monday 24th May.

The winner of last year’s award was Krystel Richards, Associate Broadcast-IT Engineer at CNN/WarnerMedia. The panel of industry expert judges were impressed by Krystel’s extensive breadth of understanding of the industry and her great vision for both technology and education, along with a commitment to supporting others. The 2020 runner up and recipient of the Coffey Award of Excellence in Technology was Arran Paul, BBC News Location Engineer.

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.

For further information on the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award 2021 please visit RTS.

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 around 5,000 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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