Guardian Unlimited has been named best daily newspaper on the world wide web at the 2005 Newspaper Awards, a week after winning an online "Oscar".

The Guardian's website beat those from the Telegraph, the Financial Times and the Scotsman to win the accolade at an ceremony in London last night to celebrate the country's only industry awards dedicated to newspaper and news media production.

"Should this Award be renamed the Guardian Unlimited Award?," asked the judges in their citation.

"Never afraid to experiment with traditional and new publishing models, it continues to remain true to its core layout and design values," they added.

It was the sixth successive year that Guardian Unlimited has won the award.

Last week Guardian Unlimited was named best newspaper on the internet at the Webby Awards - described by Time magazine as the online Oscars - beating the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and Variety.

The Guardian was highly commended in last night's awards as environmental newspaper company of the year, with Mortons Print, an independent printer and publisher, picking up the top prize.

The Telegraph picked up two gongs, pipping the Independent on both occasions. The Telegraph won national newspaper of the year and newspaper design of the year, with the Independent highly commended in both categories.

The Sunday Times was named weekend newspaper of the year and Gloucester's the Citizen won the regional newspaper of the year award.

The Times' printer, News International Wapping, took away the newspaper printer of the year award, beating its sister plant in Knowsley, which was commended.

· To contact the MediaGuardian news desk email or phone 020 7239 9857

· If you are writing a comment for publication, please mark clearly "for publication".


Julia Day

The GuardianTramp

Related Content

GU wins award

10am: Guardian Unlimited has won best online media property for the second year running at the prestigious Revolution awards.

Amy Vickers

12, Mar, 2001 @1:37 PM

Guardian scoops best online newspaper prize

Guardian Unlimited has been named best newspaper on the worldwide web for the fourth year running at the annual Newspaper Awards. By Owen Gibson.

Owen Gibson

03, Apr, 2003 @5:25 PM

Article image
The Guardian wins five prizes at Online Media Awards
Publisher lands website of the year and is also recognised for news coverage, digital team, NSA revelations and liveblogging

Paul Owen

12, Jun, 2014 @11:32 AM

Guardian wins design award

12.30pm: The Guardian and Polish daily Rzeczpospolita have been voted the world's best-designed newspapers, writes Steve Busfield.

Steve Busfield

21, Feb, 2006 @12:31 PM

Article image
Guardian wins another Webby
Guardian Unlimited has picked up the best online newspaper award for the second year running at the 10th International Webby Awards. By Mark Sweney.

Mark Sweney

09, May, 2006 @3:43 PM

Guardian wins top design award

The Guardian has been voted Europe's best designed national newspaper. More than 200 newspapers from 21 countries were entered in the second annual European Newspaper Award.

25, Nov, 2000 @7:43 AM

GU wins four awards

Guardian Unlimited picks up four prizes at NetMedia's European online journalism awards.

05, Jul, 2001 @4:13 PM

Guardian reporter wins top award

The Guardian last night won two prizes at the British Press Awards in London. James Meek was named foreign reporter of the year for his Guant¿namo Bay investigation, while Tom Jenkins picked up sports photographer of the year, writes Owen Gibson.

Owen Gibson

17, Mar, 2004 @8:42 AM

Guardian wins four press awards

The Guardian won four awards - more than any other newspaper - at the industry's leading awards ceremony last night. Guardian Unlimited was named internet site of the year. By Matt Wells.

Matt Wells, media correspondent

20, Mar, 2002 @7:34 AM

Article image
Guardian wins three Webby awards named best online newspaper website for fourth time in five years. By Mark Sweney

Mark Sweney

05, May, 2009 @11:01 AM