The Sunday Times was the big winner at the inaugural Online Media Awards last night picking up six prizes.
The paywalled site, which was launched just over a year ago, won the Grand Prix and was also named best site for campaigning journalism, best site for video, best designed site and best site for photography. Sunday Times website editor Gordon Thomson was named online editor of the year.
Press Gazette picked up a special award from chairman of judges Noel Young along with the Nursing Times. He said they were both websites which proved: 'You don't have to be big to be the best."
Press Gazette editor Dominic Ponsford also received a judges' commendation in the category of online editor of the year.
BBC.co.uk was named best site for news-led journalism.
Full list of winners from the Online Media Awards 2011:
Grand Prix: The Sunday Times
Chairman's award: Press Gazette, Nursingtimes.net
Best brand development: Mail Online
Online editor of the year: Gordon Thomson, The Sunday Times
Commendation: Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette
Commendation: Rachel Purkett, HSJ.co.uk and Nursingtimes.net
Best site for news-led journalism: BBC.co.uk
Best specialist site for journalism: physicsworld.com
Best campaigning /investigative journalism: The Sunday Times for Insight investigations
Commendation: guardian.co.uk for Wikileaks
Best commentary/blogging: The Huffington Post
Best video journalism: The Sunday Times
Best designed site: The Sunday Times
Best Twitter feed: @naturenews
Best use of social media: BBC London, mashable.com
Best use of crowd sourcing or citizen journalism: BBC London for Mapping the Tube Strike – with your help
Commendation: Social Business Group for MindfulMoney
Best use of photography: The Sunday Times
Best commercial innovation: FoodBev.com
Digital writer of the year: Emma Barnett, The Daily Telegraph
Commendation: Kurt Barling, BBC London
Best podcast: bbc.co.uk – Non League Football Show
Technical innovation: guardian.co.uk/data
Commendation: The Sun for The Sun, iPad