10 inspiring photos at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards in Leeds including Lucy from Channel 4's The Piano

Outstanding achievements and incredible courage were celebrated at this year’s Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards.

The glitzy ceremony, held last night (November 16) at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion, was the 29th edition by the calendar staple and was sponsored by McCormicks Solicitors.

Winners included Lucy, a blind pianist who won popular Channel 4 competition The Piano after her moving performance at Leeds train station.

The awards marked the achievements of young people in seven categories, from the arts to sport. Organised by the Yorkshire Young Achievers Foundation, the annual event has now raised more than £1.3m to support young people in the county.

Chairman of the awards Peter McCormick OBE said: “Every year we are astonished, inspired and, frequently, moved to tears by the amazing stories of our winners whose achievements underline the depth and breadth of the quality of the young people in our region.

“None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors and our guests, many of whom have been with us almost since the beginning, and I am very proud that with their help, we were able to continue our grants programme which helps young people across Yorkshire to reach their full potential.”

Here are pictures of some of the winners –