Online Media Awards: Guardian scoops five awards

The Guardian website won five awards at last night's Online Media Awards including website of the year.

Judges praised The Guardian for 'not losing its news sense and judgment just because the distribution of the stories is digital", adding: 'It gets the right balance between serious news and lighter features and sports and it is so easy to navigate. Online, it still looks and feels and walks and talks like a newspaper and the online site is just as attractive as the print edition."

The Chairman's Award went to MailOnline 'to recognise its success in terms of increasing its monthly users and global reach".

Online Editor of the Year went to Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, for 'successfully launching into the UK and bringing the bold direct magazine presentation to the news site and making a big splash in a terribly competitive market".

Online Media Awards founder Gordon Young said: 'I'm delighted to see The Guardian getting the recognition that is deserves as it has been a pioneer for online news for many years and continues to strike the right balance between news, features and sports coverage.

The winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Emirates Stadium in London.

Here is the full list of winners:

The Grand Prix: The Guardian

Chairman's Award: Mail Online

Best Brand Development: Emap, For Student Nursing Times

Commendation: The Times

Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism: The Sunday Times

Commendation: The Times

Commendation: Exaro News

Best Commentary/Blogging: Channel 4 News for FactCheck

Commendation: New Statesman

Best Commercial Innovation: Mindful Money

Commendation : The Times

Best Designed site: Red Online

Commendation : The Sunday Times

Commendation Thomson Reuters Foundation for AlertNet - The World's Humanitarian News Site

Best Local/Regional News Site: belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Commendation: lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

Commendation: walesonline.co.uk

Commendation: Bristol24-7

Best National News Site: The Guardian

Commendation : The Times

Commendation: The Sunday Times

Best Site for news-led Journalism: BBC News website

Commendation : New York Times

Commendation: Telegraph

Best Specialist Site for Journalism: The Economist; theartsdesk.com

Commendation: Financial Times

Commendation: Nature News and comment

Commendation: Guardian Datastore

Best Technical Innovation: The Guardian for iPad edition

Commendation: Financial Times for FT web app

Best Twitter feed: The Guardian for Paul Lewis @paullewis

Commendation: Yahoo! for @YahooOmgUK

Commendation : BBC News for @BBCBreaking

Commendation: Nature Publishing Group for @NatureNews

Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism: The Times for The Times' Cities Fit for Cycling

Commendation: BBC News website for BBC UGC hub for Syria protests

Best use of Photography: The Sunday Times

Commendation: The Times

Best Use of Social Media: The Guardian

Commendation: Metro

Commendation: South Wales Argus

Best Video Journalism: BBC News

Commendation: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Digital Writer of the Year: Murad Ahmed, The Times

Commendation: Andrew Pugh, Press Gazette

Online Editor of the Year: Carla Buzasi, editor-in-chief, the Huffington Post UK

Commendation: Tom Whitwell, editorial director, Times Digital

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