The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM) is accepting applications for the 2013 IABM Engineering Student Awards, which not only recognise high-achieving university and college students in the fields of broadcast engineering or media technology, but also gives the award winners financial support for attending IBC2013 next September in Amsterdam. The awards are funded by the IABM Educational Foundation. "Education is an important part of the IABM's work to support the broadcast and media technology supply industry worldwide, and the Engineering Student Awards reflect the IABM's commitment to recognising today's engineering students and connecting them with the technologies and companies driving our industry forward," said Roger Crumpton (pictured), a founding director and trustee of the IABM Educational Foundation. "We are confident that attendance at the IBC show will give award winners an insight into the many professional possibilities open to bright young engineers." The IABM Engineering Student Awards are one part of the IABM's ongoing commitment to education, training and skills development designed to help increase the industry's pool of skilled broadcast engineers and technical staff. Open to students from around the world undertaking a full-time course of study directly related to broadcast engineering and media technology, the award requires the applicant to demonstrate in a 500-word essay how he or she would be able to benefit from attending IBC2013. "Winning the IABM student engineering award gave me the confidence to put myself out there in the world of film and television. Not only did it expose me to the newest upcoming technology at IBC, but it helped me forge connections that kick started my career. I highly recommend the award to anyone about to enter this incredible industry," said Andrew Lawrence, winner of the IABM 2012 Engineering Student Awards. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday 31 May, and students may download the application form by visiting www.theiabm.org/engineeringstudentawardswww.theiabm.org
2013 IABM Engineering Student Awards winners announced
The IABM-sponsored awards recognises high-achieving college students in broadcast engineering or media technology and offers each winner full financial support for attendance at IBC2013.