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Sandford Awards open with new category

20 November 2015

On the run: a scene from Children of the Holocaust, an animation for children which brings to life the accounts by elderly sur­vivors of their child­hood ex­­per­ien­­ces of Nazi atroci­t­ies, and their es­­cape from occu­pied Eur­ope to a new life in the UK. It won the first Sandford St Martin prize for children's broadcasting, last year

On the run: a scene from Children of the Holocaust, an animation for children which brings to life the accounts by elderly sur­vivo...

THE Sandford St Martin Trust is inviting entries to its annual awards for religious, spiritual or ethical content on television and radio, and online.

Entries for the 2016 awards must be submitted on or before 5 February. The content must be on a religious, ethical, or spiritual theme, and have been broadcast for the first time between 1 January and 31 December. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Lambeth Palace on 8 June.

There are six categories for 2016, including a new addition, Interview of the Year, for the best "personal perspective" on religion, spirituality, and ethics.

The Sandford St Martin trustee and broadcaster Roger Bolton, said that the new category would give smaller regional broadcasters an "equal chance" against national teams. "The focus will not be on the eminence of the interviewee or interviewer, but on the quality of the interview, the religious and ethical expertise and the sensitivity it displays," he said. Other categories include best television and radio programme, best content for children, and an award chosen by readers of the Radio Times.



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