The Sandford St Martin Awards 2016

Over the past thirty years, the Sandford St Martin Awards have built up a reputation for being the UK’s most prestigious broadcast awards for radio, TV and online content that explores religious, spiritual or ethical themes.  In 2016 the Trust launched a new ‘Interview of the Year’ category.  Aimed at recognising broadcast TV, radio or online interviews exploring religion, spirituality or ethics from a personal perspective, entries needed to have been broadcast between January 1st 2015 and December 31st 2015.   The new category attracted a wide range of entrants – everything from Stephen Fry’s interview for RTÉ in which he denounced God as “utterly capricious and monstrous” to Premier Radio’s interview with the Afghanistan-serving, Royal Navy Chaplain  Stu Hallam to Radio 4’s interview the palliative care nurse Kathryn Mannix.  The winner of that category was announced along with the winners of the Radio Times Faith Award (voted for by readers of the Radio Times magazine), the TV, Radio and Children’s categories during a special awards ceremony held at Lambeth Palace on June 8th.

For a full list of the winners, shortlisted programmes and a gallery of photographs from the evening, look below.

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2016 Winners and Shortlists

The names of the programmes which have won 2016 Sandford St Martin Awards has now been announced.

» Read the winners list

» Read the 2016 shortlists

Meet Our 2016 Judges

The Sandford St Martin Awards are judged by panels of some of the most esteemed people working in broadcasting and journalism today.  This year’s chairs of judges are Frank Cottrell Boyce, Sue MacGregor, Mark Lawson and Barbara Serra.

» Meet them and the other 2016 judges.

Eligibility criteria

The Sandford St Martin awards

Entries are welcome from news, current affairs, factual, arts, music, drama, children’s and comedy genres – as well as from teams producing specifically ‘religious’ commissions.

» Read our full eligibility criteria