The Royal Television Society has opened its annual search for the industry’s brightest young technologists.

The RTS Young Technologist Award is aimed at those in the early stages of their career.

The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to IBC in Amsterdam and a pass to the RTS London Conference 2016.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist Award jury Terry Marsh said: “Now more than ever before, technology and broadcasting are inextricably linked and bright young technologists are vital to the future of the industry.

“This award presents talented newcomers with the opportunity to stand out amongst their peers and gives the winner access to events that will no doubt help them further their career.”

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 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.

Last year’s winner was Formula One Management special cameras engineer Michael Colyer (pictured) who impressed the jury with his “obvious commitment to the industry, his love of innovative special camera systems, and his technical know-how”.

To apply for the RTS Young Technologist Award 2016, applicants can download a form via the RTS website here.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 16 May.