The 'bloggersphere' was buzzing last night as the region hosted its first ever North East Blogger of the Year Awards.
The night saw the region's best bloggers come together across 11 different categories; food, sports, beauty, lifestyle, parenting, business, style, travel, student, best newcomer and North East blogger of the year.
Lauren Archer, a local DJ, performed at the event alongside other local acts. The multi-talented Geordie girl also won the award for Best Food Blog.
Carly Musleh won the Best Beauty Blogger category. She is based in South Shields and started her blog three years ago.
Other winners included Rachel Kershaw for Best Travel Blog and Sandra Tang for Best Style Blog.
But, the lady of the hour and overall winner was mum of three from Cramlington, Samantha Rickelton.
The 30-year-old only started blogging 18 months ago, but has already made an impact on the North East blogging scene by creating 'top ten tips' for bloggers who are starting out, and hosting google plus chats with new bloggers who need friendly advice.