10/23/2012 08:18 EDT | Updated 12/23/2012 05:12 EST

CBC News wins big at Canadian Online Publishing Awards

CBC News was a big winner at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, taking the top Gold designation in six categories at a ceremony Monday in Toronto. was selected as best overall online-only publication website, while the CBC News app was chosen as both best smartphone app and best tablet edition.

CBC Hamilton, launched in May, was named best mobile-optimized website.

Two pieces of reporting also won the top prize: Kidnapped: The Search for Graham McMynn, was chosen as best cross-platform initiative, while's live coverage of the NDP's 2012 leadership convention was lauded for best news coverage.

Full list of's awards

- Best overall online-only publication website -

- Best news coverage - CBC News: NDP 2012 Leadership Convention Live

- Best cross-platform initiative - CBC News: Kidnapped: The Search for Graham McMynn

- Best smartphone app - CBC News app

- Best mobile-optimized web site - CBC Hamilton

- Best tablet edition - CBC News App