The Royal Television Society has launched an award scheme to honour the work of young people involved in the broadcast technology sector.

The aim of the RTS Young Technologist Award 2011 is to advance education in the science, practice, technology and art of television.

Judges will look for applicants who can demonstrate how the award would increase their understanding of technology’s role in television and how they will share their understanding.

The winner will receive a trip to the International Broadcasting Conference in September, with flights to Amsterdam and hotel accomodation paid for.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury, Terry Marsh, said: “I have been lucky enough to meet some of the UK’s finest up and coming talent in the technology arena. It is vital that we support these young technologists and I am very much looking forward to seeing this year’s applications.”

There is no age limit for entrants but preference will be given to applications from people who are at an early stage in their career. The deadline for entries is 11 July. An application form can be downloaded here.