Sandford St Martin Awards 2020 Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Sandford St Martin Award winners! Your work entertained, educated and moved us.  You can see the full list of winners by clicking on this sentence.

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 had to do things a little differently.

The Sandford St Martin 2020 Awards ceremony was live-streamed on June 11th at 18.30 BST.  Click here to watch it again and see extracts from all our finalists as well as a special tribute to Stormzy, winner of this year’s Trustees’ Award. 

Many thanks to all our shortlisted programmes and content makers who, without knowing if they had won or not, recorded acceptance speeches.  Thank you!  Without your generosity and support this programme would have been impossible. Because of you we were able to put together an extraordinary programme 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.