The Royal Television Society (RTS) has launched its Young Technologist of the Year Award for 2020.

The award celebrates an outstanding technologist or engineer of the future and accepts submissions from individuals in the early stages of their career across broadcast or its related industries. Entries are open from today until the 16th June 2020.

Chair of the RTS Young Technologist of the Year Award Jury, Terry Marsh, said: “It is hugely important to recognise the talented technologists who are starting their journey in the broadcast industry. Every year we are astounded by the standard of entries and we are very much looking forward to working through the submissions for 2020 and celebrating their achievements.”

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 2020, applicants can download a form via the RTS website here, and should submit it by 16th June.

The winner of last year’s award was Lawrence Card, Broadcast Engineering Trainee at the BBC.

Jon Creamer