The John Schofield Trust set up the RTS Young Journalist of the Year Award in 1996 in memory of John.
The Trust also funds the bursary of £1,000 which accompanies the award.
The award, which was renamed the Young Talent of the Year Award in 2014, is for the best work during the year by an on- or off-screen journalist under the age of 30 (on the last day of the 12-month period from which entries are invited).
Many of the past winners have since progressed to become well known operators within the news industry.
How to apply
- No more than two entries per channel of up to 30 minutes.
- Entries should consist of three excerpts, with no internal edits, preferably demonstrating a range of content.
- In the case of off-screen journalists it will be particularly helpful for the jury to be provided with background information on how the individual journalist contributed to the items.
- Entries should be sent to the RTS (not the John Schofield Trust)
Further details are available on the RTS website.