The 2019 Sandford St Martin Awards

Finalists for the 2019 Awards were published in March.  Winners will be announced at a special ceremony held at Lambeth Palace on June 13th.  For full details and eligibility criteria in the Journalism, TV (Video), Radio (Audio) and Children’s broadcasting categories, please visit our Entries page.

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 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 broadcasting?

Why does quality religious broadcasting 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.