Show Hide image 17 May 2012 Online Media Awards 2012: finalists New Statesman nominated in two categories. The shortlists of this year's Online Media Awards have been announced ahead of the 21 June ceremony at the Emirates Stadium in London. With entrants including many of the world's leading websites, the awards identify the most original and creative online news providers from over the last year. Nominated sites, all in the English language, are judged on categories ranging from the quality of journalism, design, reporting on a regional and national level, multimedia content and photography. 2011's big winner was sundaytimes.co.uk, taking away six awards including Website of the Year (the Grand Prix), Best Video Journalism and Online Editor of the Year for Gordon Thomson. Smaller publishers were also decorated by the international judging panel, such as physicsworld.com (Best Specialist Site) and @naturenews (Best Twitter Feed). The New Statesman is delighted to have made it through to the final round in two categories this year - Online Editor of the Year (Jon Bernstein, NS Deputy Editor) and Best Commentary/Blogging. Here are the nominations in full: Best National News Site The Guardian The Sunday Times The Times Best Site for news-led Journalism BBC News website Los Angeles Times The Guardian Mail Online New York Times Sky News The Sun The Sunday Times Telegraph The Times Wall St Journal Washington Post Best Specialist Site for Journalism theartsdesk.com Bloomberg The Economist Financial Times Guardian Datastore International Network of Street Papers Nature News and comment Press Gazette Wired Reuters Breakingviews Red Online Best Technical Innovation The Guardian Best Designed site Red Online The Sunday Times Thomson Reuters Foundation For AlertNet - The World's Humanitarian News Site The Times For The Times iPad app Trinity Mirror Regionals For WalesOnline Best Local/Regional News Site belfasttelegraph.co.uk Bristol24-7 thebusinessdesk.com/yorkshire/ lancashiretelegraph.co.uk Leedsstudent.org thelincolnite.co.uk liverpoolecho.co.uk Manchester Evening News Northcliffe Digital for www.thisiscornwall.co.uk southwalesargus.co.uk walesonline.co.uk Best Video Journalism BBC News IOP Publishing For Physics World Thomson Reuters Foundation The Times The Sunday Times For iPad edition Financial Times for FT web app Newsquest South west London for Croydon Guardian e-Xtra The Times for The Times Word Nerd Best Twitter feed BBC News For @BBCBreaking Comic Relief for @sportrelief The Guardian for Paul Lewis @paullewis Nature Publishing Group For @NatureNews Yahoo! For @YahooOmgUK The Times for @timesfashion The Sunday Times for @TheSTStyle Best Use of Crowd Sourcing or Citizen Journalism BBC News website for BBC UGC hub for Syria protests Blottr for the people powered news service The Guardian for Guardian coverage of the England riots Mindful Money The Times for The Times' Cities Fit for Cycling Best use of Photography The Times The Sunday Times Best Use of Social Media AOL Huffington Post Media Group Company Magazine The Guardian Press Gazette Metro South Wales Argus The Times Best Brand Development Emap For Student Nursing Times The Times Best Campaigning/Investigative Journalism Exaro News International Business Times UK Press Gazette The Sunday Times The Times Best Commentary/Blogging Channel 4 News For FactCheck The Huffington Post UK New Statesman Reuters Breakingviews Trinity Mirror Regionals For Dale Street Associates The Times Best Commercial Innovation Mindful Money Newsquest South west London For School Correspondents The Times Digital Writer of the Year Andrew Pugh, Press Gazette Murad Ahmed, The Times Online Editor of the Year Ananyo Bhattacharya, Chief Online Editor, Nature News & Comment Carla Buzasi, Editor-in-chief, AOL Huffington Post Media Group Carrie Tyler, Editor, ELLEuk.com Dominic Ponsford, Editor, Press Gazette Gordon Thomson, Editor, The Sunday Times Jon Bernstein, Deputy Editor, New Statesman Tom Whitwell, Online Editor, The Times Steve Herrmann, Editor, BBC News website Website of the Year (Grand Prix) Announced at the Awards ceremony in June. Chairman’s Awards Chosen by the chairman of the judging panel, Noel Young, as his personal favourite and announced at the awards ceremony in June. By Alice Gribbin Alice Gribbin is a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She was formerly the editorial assistant at the New Statesman.