RTS Award

“John ‘will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him as a fine journalist and a colleague who made friends wherever he worked.'”

Stewart Purvis CBE

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.