10/30/2012 11:35 EDT | Updated 12/30/2012 05:12 EST

Bullyproof project earns prestigious award

A project that tackled the issue of bullying has earned a prestigious EPPY Award for Best News Video.

The Bullyproof web series, which won in the category for websites with more than one million unique monthly visitors, allowed students at a Gatineau, Que., high school to share their personal stories about bullying. Dozens of students visited a video booth set up by CBC News Network's Connect With Mark Kelley in early 2012 to share their thoughts.

Excerpts of 20 of the most compelling videos were used on the website. The online interactive also explored how teens try to cope and ways to fix the problem.

The EPPY Awards, sponsored by the monthly journal Editor & Publisher, honour the best media-affiliated websites in 31 diverse categories. This is the 17th year the international contest has been held.

Some of the other winners this year for websites with more than one million unique monthly visitors include CNN for Best News Website; the Globe and Mail for Best Daily Newspaper Website;, the Ottawa Citizen for Best Overall Website Design; USA Today for Best Mobile Application; and ESPN for Best Sports Blog.