The Shawnee News-Star received a first place award for best news website for content provided on www.news-star.com.
The award was presented Saturday night during the annual Associated Press/Oklahoma News Executives awards banquet held in Tulsa.
The News-Star's website, on average, receives about 350,000 page views each month.
The News-Star and members of its staff received four other awards in the state competition.
The News-Star placed fourth in the General Excellence category, as determined by judges looking at three entire print editions on dates selected by the contest committee.
Page Designer Tina Bridenstine earned a third place award in Page 1 deadline layout for three front pages she designed in 2015.
Photographer Ed Blochowiak took fourth place in sports photography for a photo of a saddle bronc rider at the International Finals Youth Rodeo.
Managing Editor Kim Morava won fourth place in spot news reporting for a story on the search for the remains of a missing Shawnee woman.