The Sandford St Martin Awards

The 2018 Sandford St Martin Awards are now closed to entries.  You can read more about the eligibility criteria and the entry process by following the link below.  And, if you’ve made a programme that explores religion, ethics or spirituality first broadcast to UK audiences during 2018, think about entering your programme when next year’s Awards open in November.

» Read the eligibility criteria.

» Meet the 2018 Judges.

If you need inspiration or want to know more about the wide range of programmes recognised by the Awards, you can read more about

» The 2017 Sandford St Martin Award winners.

» All the programmes shortlisted in 2017.

Outreach and events

As part of its advocacy role, the Trust produces, participates in and supports debates, lectures, symposia and other events aimed at stimulating debate about the value of religious and ethical broadcasting.  Recent partnerships have been with the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Media Society, the NUJ and others.

Read about the Trust’s other outreach projects on our Events page.

Read Angela Graham’s blog about the NUJ Training Wales event ‘Reporting Belief 2017’ here.

Why religious broadcasting?

Why does quality religious broadcasting matter? Read our blog and our submissions to Ofcom, the BBC Trust, The Future of TV inquiry and the House of Lords Communications Committee.