CBCNews.ca is listed as a finalist in eight out of 15 categories, while CBC Hamilton was named as the sole nominee for "Best mobile-optimized web site."
Martin Seto, programmer for COPA 2013, said the awards organization received 375 entries this year, a record number since the first awards were handed out five years ago. Finalists were chosen by a panel of more than 60 judges in the digital media world.
CBC News is eligible for awards in the Green category, which is for editorial publications such as daily and community newspapers, radio and TV broadcasters, and ethnic media.
It will be competing against other digital media brands including globeandmail.com, iPolitics, rabble.ca, The Huffington Post Canada, the National Post and the Toronto Star.
CBC News digital properties are nominated in the following categories:
- Best overall online-only publication website.
- Best website design.
- Best use of social media.
- Best news coverage.
- Best online-only article or series of articles.
- Best cross-platform initiative.
- Best smartphone app.
- Best mobile-optimized web site.
- Best infographic.
The awards ceremony, presented by the journalism trade magazine Masthead, will be held at the Hoxton night club in Toronto on Nov. 13.