Sandford St Martin Awards 2020

Shortlists for the Sandford St Martin Awards 2020 are out now. Click here to find out more.

Our Awards recognise and celebrate the best broadcast content exploring belief, religion, ethics or morality.

Usually winners are announced during a special ceremony at Lambeth Palace in June but this year, in a reflection of the times, we’ll be doing things a little differently.

Follow us on social media or watch this space for more details soon.

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.