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.

Our next event is “Why Black Media Matters” during which we’ll explore how the media representation of diverse communities and their stories impacts our understanding. It will take place at the House of St Barnabas in London’s Soho on 28 October. For more information and tickets visit Eventbrite.

For more information about other projects we’ve been involved in including “What 4? How will privatisation affect religious diversity at Channel 4?” and “Broadcasting in the time of Corona: strategies for Journalists & Producers”, or to watch recordings of some of those sessions, go to our Events page.

Our thanks to our many partners including the Edinburgh International TV Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Media Society, the NUJ and others. We’re also grateful to the Allchurches Trust whose grant has helped us expand and develop our work.

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.