Entries are now open for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2015.

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 anyone with less than three years’ experience working within the technical side of broadcasting or its related industries, including broadcasters, production companies and facilities houses, and hardware and software suppliers to the industry.

Judges will look for applicants who can demonstrate a strong knowledge of the industry and show how the award would enhance their understanding of technology’s role in television and its allied fields.

Candidates will also need to display excellent communications skills and explain how they will share their understanding.

The winner will receive a trip to the IBC Conference in Amsterdam as well as a pass to the RTS Cambridge Convention 2015.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury Terry Marsh said: “With the rise of on-demand services, communication and technology is more important to television than ever before.

“This prestigious Award will give the winner an opportunity not only to attend some exclusive events, but also to stand out as a bright spark in an increasingly fast-paced, innovative industry.”

The winner of last year’s award was BT Group graduate software engineer Bobby Moss (pictured).

Applicants must enter by Monday 11 May. An entry form can be downloaded here.

The Young Technologist Award was established by the RTS with funds from the family of broadcast engineer A M Beresford-Cooke.