RTS Young Talent of the Year Award
The John Schofield Trust set up the RTS Young Journalist of the Year Award in 1996 in memory of John.
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.
John’s friends and family also instigated the Royal Television Society Young Journalist of the Year bursary of £1,500, a prestigious award given to the journalist deemed by the RTS judges to have fulfilled their criteria.
2020 Martha Kelner
2019 Anja Popp 2018 Nawal Al-Maghafi
2017 Waad al-Kateab 2016 Benjamin Zand
2015 Mstylav Chernov 2014 Peter Smith
2013 Ciaran Jenkins 2012 Joe Casey
2011 Rohit Kachroo 2010 Tamanna Rahman
2009 Hannah Thomas-Peter 2008 Hamish Macdonald
2007 Matt Williams 2006 Faisal Islam
2005 Alex Millar 2004 Mark Daly
2003 James Reynolds 2002 Tim Samuels
2001 Nicola Pearson 2000 Matthew Price
1999 Peter Lane 1998 Glenn Campbell
1997 Donal MacIntyre 1996 Cary Johnston