It was the glittering finale of this year’s Best of South Tyneside competition.
You followed all of the action live and you can see it all again HERE.
People from all walks of life entered the awards and we were inundated with stories of bravery, courage, devotion to the community and a selflessness from so many people, all wanting to help others.
It all made for an incredibly tough task for the judges who had to whittle down the field.
A supplement filled with photographs and interviews with all of the community champions will be in the Gazette next week.