SMK Campaigner Awards

Each year, SMK celebrates the best campaigns and campaignersOur interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously. 

That change might be in law or policy; it might be in attitudes, social norms or behaviour; it could be in how services are providedor in the protection of a service or asset. A campaign could be aimed at righting a wrong, or holding a body to account. 

What all the campaigns have in common is the determination to secure a specific change that will make things better – whether for an individual, a local neighbourhood or for every single one of us. 

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Watch the 2022 Awards Ceremony in full 

Every year our Awards showcase the best in campaigning and this year was no exception. Settle down for just over an hour of amazing stories and inspiration. 

We are very fortunate to have a committed group of partners and sponsors for the SMK Awards each year and especially lucky to have, Bates Wellsthe leading legal advisers to civil society, helping campaigning organisations go further, as title sponsor.  

For the first time we have a media sponsor, Tortoise. Find out what they do and their unique approach to the news. 

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2022 Awards shortlist and winners

Find out who was shortlisted and who won

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Watch the 2022 Awards here

Don’t miss out watching another year of fantastic change-making in action.

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Who were the 2022 Awards judges?

SMK invites a diverse and experienced group of people to be judges from across civil society.

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Celebrating Campaigners: A Year in View 

Can you support the awards?

We believe now more than ever that our work must protect the space for campaigner’s voices in civil society – with your support, we can continue to do this.

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