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Online Media Awards – the winners

The Online Media Awards, organised by The Drum, recognise the best in online news and journalism and on Wednesday night announced its award winners at a ceremony held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square hotel in London.

The Online Media Awards, now in its fifth year, has attracted entries from some of the world's leading websites including Al Jazeera, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Times, CNN, USA Today, Sky, Channel 4 / ITN, ITV, Sunday Times, BBC and Reuters. This year’s awards are sponsored by iomart Group and supported by Press Gazette, the Press Association, Society of Editors, NUJ and the British Journalism Review.

Entries were judged by a 27 strong international panel including Noel Young, Ray Snoddy, Bill Hagerty, Eamonn Byrne, Liz Vercoe, Carla Buzasi, Mark McSherry and Matthew Storin.

VICE News were top winners on the night picking up the Grand Prix – the top accolade selected from all of the evening’s winners and Online Editor of the Year for Alex Miller.

The Chairman’s Award, chosen by Noel Young of ReportBoston.com, went to Reuters. Noel said “deserving winners of this year’s Chairman’s Award for their work on climate change – an important issue”.

Al Jazeera and the BBC were awarded in multiple categories including Outstanding Digital Team of the Year and Best National/World News Site respectively. It wasn’t only big names that were recognised. BACP won the award for Best Health/Education News Site for TherapyToday.net.

Full results list:

GRAND PRIX

VICE News

CHAIRMAN’S AWARD

Reuters

For Water’s Edge

ONLINE EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Alex Miller, VICE UK

DIGITAL WRITER OF THE YEAR

Anthony Cuthbertson, International Business Times UK

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL TEAM OF THE YEAR

Al Jazeera English

Commendation – Runner UP

VICE UK

Commendation

Guardian News and Media

BEST SITE FOR NEWS-LED JOURNALISM

Guardian News and Media

For theguardian.com

BEST SPECIALIST SITE FOR JOURNALISM

Press Gazette

Commendation

Sinfini Music

Immediate Media Co for Cyclingnews.com

BEST LOCAL/REGIONAL NEWS SITE

The Detail

Commendation

ITV News Central

BBC News Online - North East

BBC News Online - North West

BEST NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS SITE

BBC News Online

Commendation

The Huffington Post

VICE News

BEST CAMPAIGNING/INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

USA TODAY for Fugitives Next Door

Commendation

Guardian News and Media for The Guardian: Global Media Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation

Press Gazette for Save Our Sources

BEST COMMENTARY/BLOGGING

Channel 4 News for The FactCheck Blog

Commendation

Press Gazette for Dominic Ponsford

BBC for The Reporters

BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM

BBC News visual journalism team for The Rise of Islamic State

Commendation

Guardian News and Media for The Guardian - for bringing news journalism to life through video

VICE News

BEST DESIGNED SITE

Calvert 22 Foundation

For The Calvert Journal

BEST TWITTER FEED

BBC News for @BBCBreaking

Commendation

Independent Digital News and Media for i100

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Yahoo.co.uk for Yahoo Celebrity: The 6-Second Interview (Vine)

Commendation

Heat for heatworld.com Best Use Of Social Media

Sky Sports for Sky Sports & The 2015 PDC Worlds Darts Championship

BEST USE OF CROWD SOURCING OR CITIZEN JOURNALISM

BBC for BBC NHS Winter

BEST BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Independent Digital News and Media for i100

BEST COMMERCIAL INNOVATION

Financial Times for Time Based Advertising: Cost per Hour (CpH) Attention Metric

Commendation

Dunsar Media Company Limited for www.insidethegames.biz

BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Al Jazeera English for Portrait of a Yogi

Commendation

Wellcome Trust for Mosaic science

TECHNICAL INNOVATION

Al Jazeera English for Palestine Remix

BEST APP

ITV News

Commendation

BBC News for BBC News App

The Times and Sunday Times for The Times and Sunday Times 7 day App

BEST FREELANCE WRITER

David Owen

BEST LIFESTYLE/LEISURE NEWS SITE

Financial Times

Commendation

Yahoo Movies UK

Radio Times

BEST BUSINESS/FINANCE SITE

Progressive Customer Publishing for economia

Commendation

Quartz

BEST HEALTH/EDUCATION NEWS SITE

BACP for TherapyToday.net

BREAKING NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR

VICE News for The Islamic State

Commendation

Exaro for Police investigate alleged murder of boy during sex attack by a then-serving Tory MP

ONLINE EDITORIAL CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Emap for Nursing Times Speak Out Safely Campaign

Commendation

Sky News for Stand Up Be Counted

Press Gazette for Save our Sources

BEST MEDIA PODCAST

BBC News online for The Ouch Talk Show