The Sandford St Martin 2021 Awards

Winners of the 2021 Awards were announced as part of a live and interactive streamed ceremony on June 8th. Click here to watch the ceremony and hear some of this year’s winners talking about their work.

Shortlists in the TV/Video, Radio/Audio, Journalism and Children’s Broadcasting categories of the Sandford St Martin 2021 Awards can be found here.

If you want to find out more about all of the content-makers who entered the Awards this year, details of their entries and the teams who made it happen can be found in our new 2021 Broadcasters Directory. 


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.

Our most recent event was the webinar “Broadcasting in the time of Corona: strategies for Journalists & Producers”. Panelists discussed how broadcasters have responded to some of the professional challenges posed by COVID-19, audience-demand and issues around the practicalities of making good content and earning a living at the same time. You can watch a recording of the session here.

Read more about the Trust’s new series of Media Salons and other outreach projects on our Events page.

Read Nicola Meyrick’s blog Why Good Journalists Believe in Religion here.

Why religious and ethical broadcasting?

Why does the quality of broadcasting and journalism about belief, faith or people’s ethical or moral view points matter? Read our blog and hear what leading media and religious figures and previous award winners like Simon Schama, Jimmy McGovern, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Martin Bashir and Lyse Doucet think.  Or read the Trust’s submissions to Ofcom, the BBC Trust, The Future of TV inquiry and the House of Lords Communications Committee. 

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Our thanks to Rev Kate Bottley and Avanti Media for their support in making this video.