The Royal Television Society (RTS) is looking for outstanding technologists of the future as it opens entries for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2017.

Aimed at early career engineers in broadcasting or its related industries, the award celebrates the new talent making its mark on the industry.

The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to IBC – both the exhibition and the conference. The runner up will receive the Coffey Award and a technical book of choice.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, Terry Marsh, said: “With the ever-changing media landscape providing a continuous need for new technologies and innovations, 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 newcomers with the opportunity to stand out amongst their peers.”

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2017, applicants can download a form via the RTS website at

The deadline for entries is 22 May 2017.

Pictured is last year’s winner James Goodhand, a trainee broadcast engineer at the BBC.