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Each year, SMK celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – whether working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. Our interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously. The SMK National Campaigner Awards is where we bring the campaign community together to champion and celebrate campaigning, demonstrating its value and acknowledging success.

This year, we are doing things a little differently. With the generous support of our friends at London’s Union Chapel, and our wonderful sponsors, we are now able to host an even bigger celebration, one that will combine the Awards with SMK’s 15 year anniversary. The celebration will take place in May, which would have been Sheila McKechnie’s 72nd birthday. And for the first time, we will open the event to anyone who would like to celebrate with us through online ticket sales, which will open in February.

This years Awards will take place on Wednesday 6th May.

If you know someone or an organisation who you think deserves to be celebrated, please do nominate them – you can also nominate yourself! You can find out more about our ten fantastic categories below.

NOMINATE

The nomination process is simple, just click the nominate button below and complete our short form. The deadline for nominations is 12pm Friday 13th March.

CATEGORIES

There are ten amazing categories for this years Awards and we are pleased to have on-board nine fantastic sponsors. To read more about them, click the button below.

VENUE

We’re pleased to announce that this years Awards will take place at London’s, Union Chapel – a working church, live entertainment venue and, charity drop-in centre for the homeless.

TICKETS

For the first time, we’ll be opening up the Awards ceremony to the wider public. This means the evening can be enjoyed by anyone and everyone! Tickets will open up in late Feb. Watch this space!

PREVIOUS AWARDS

These Awards have been running since 2005, and we have an archive of fantastic previous winners. To view previous Award brochures and images from the 2019 Awards, click below.

CAN YOU SUPPORT THE AWARDS?

We believe now more than ever that our work must protect the space for campaigners’ voices in civil society – with your support, we can continue to do this. Even the smallest of donations make a big difference… 

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