Sandford St Martin Awards 2020

For more than 40 years Sandford St Martin Award winners have been announced during a special ceremony at Lambeth Palace. This year, in a reflection of the times, we’re doing things a little differently.

You’re invited to join us on June 11th at 18.30 BST when we’ll be hosting a special online show, running approximately 60 minutes and including the announcement of this year’s winners – as well as a very special contribution from the winner of this year’s Trustees’ Award. 

Click here, book mark the page and don’t forget to make a note of the event in your diary.  

An extraordinary awards ceremony for an extraordinary time.

A full list of this year’s shortlisted entries and the order of events on the night is available to download here.  

Meet the 2020 Judges here.

You can read the Awards eligibility criteria on our Entries page.  The 2021 Sandford St Martin Awards will open for entries in November.

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 new series of Media Salons and other outreach projects on our Events page.

Read Nicola Meyrick’s blog Why Good Journalists Believe in Religion and find out about her contribution to the 2019 Religion and Media Festival 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.