The world's largest human land form sculpture, Northumberlandia, has won Best Landscape Architecture in an international Awards.
The sculpture, near Cramlington, beat other projects from all over the world including those in Turkey, Malaysia and Mexico.
The three-million-pound creation took two-and-a-half years to make using one point five million tonnes of carefully selected stone, clay and soil from the adjacent Shotton Surface Mine .
Hundreds of volunteers dressed as elves took part in a charity event at Northumberlandia today. The Elf Run wasraising money for the Cash for Kids charity. Their Mission Christmas campaign aims to help children living in poverty in the region.
The sculpture nicknamed the "Lady of the North" opened in Cramlington and her first guests were pleased with the view.
The Princess Royal was in Cramlington for the official opening of the 100-foot sculpture, Northumberlandia.
The sculpture known as Northumberlandia is officially opened by the Princess Royal this afternoon. Organisers say she will bring in 200,000 visitors a year, spending an extra £1m in local businesses.
A new aerial photo has been released of Northumberlandia - the giant art work being built into the landscape just west of Cramlington, in Northumberland.
The £3m art work, designed by Charles Jencks, is the centrepiece of a new 45-acre public park.