Slideshow: Champion Children

This week we honoured 16 special young children who have truly made a difference to other people’s lives.

From sporting success and charitable collections to sheer bravery and the strength to overcome very serious illness, this year’s Reporter Series Champion Children Awards had it all.

Champion Children 2012. Presented by BBC Look North's, Clare Frisby. Oliver Peacock collects an award. (d27031262)

Champion Children 2012. Presented by BBC Look North's, Clare Frisby. Oliver Peacock collects an award. (d27031262)

So take a look through our photos from the ceremony at Ponderosa’s Lakeside Restaurant and see why our children really are champion.