SMK Campaigner Awards shortlists announced!

Posted on: 09 May 2024

Each year, the Shelia McKechnie Foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners with their SMK National Campaigner Awards. JRRT is proud to sponsor the David & Goliath category. It celebrates individuals or small campaign groups that take on much bigger organisations and challenge vested power.


And the shortlisted campaigns have just been revealed:



Sustainable Farming Campaign from Sustain

The Sustainable Farming Campaign is a leading voice in pushing for a sustainable farming future in the UK. They help amplify farmers’ voices in order to aid a farmer-led transition to nature friendly farming.

Read their full story here


The Justice For Omisha Campaign

The #JusticeForOmisha campaign is one family and their community taking on the Home Office’s hostile environment immigration system and fighting for an NHS that is free to provide universal healthcare for all.


The campaign has grown thanks to the efforts of a community of dedicated, fearless and caring campaigners, supported by Migrants Organise and Medact.

Read more about their campaign 


Fawcett Society versus The Sun

 Following The Sun’s publication of Jeremy Clarkson’s toxic and misogynistic column about the Duchess of Sussex, the Fawcett Society devised a campaign to call-out and make news media responsible for the misogyny that so often appears in our newspapers. To do this, they needed the press regulator, IPSO, to take action against The Sun. It was daunting for a small charity to go up against one of UK’s best read, commercial news brands, but it was a battle they needed to take on.

Read more about the Fawcett Society’s fight here


And the winners are…

Well, you don’t have long before you can find out! This year’s Awards ceremony will be live streamed from Central Saint Martins in London on Wednesday 15 May from 6:15pm to 8pm. Information about how to watch along will be announced on SMK’s website soon.