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Graphics awards for BBC website
Part of the award-winning election results map
The election results map was part of the prize-winning package
The BBC News website has won top prizes at an awards ceremony celebrating the world's best visual journalism.

A range of election and politics content was awarded a "best in show" prize and gold medal at the Society for News Design's annual Malofiej awards.

"The online resources we created for the election coverage were, I believe, second to none," said BBC News Interactive editor Steve Herrmann.

"It means a lot to have won against such stiff competition."


The winning package of content included the general election results map, swingometer, results index and poll tracker.

Also included was the site's unique Thatcher years in statistics feature and the Born Abroad special on British immigration. Herrmann said both "showed quite simply that some stories can be told better by graphics than words".

There was also an individual silver medal for the swingometer, an online version of the gadget used by Peter Snow on election night.

The New York Times, Spain's El Mundo and the Guardian website were among the other online winners at the ceremony at the annual conference - now in its 14th year - held in Pamplona.

Spanish newpaper El Correo won the top prize in the printed news category for their coverage of the death of Pope John Paul II.

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