Silx Teen Bar in Blyth received the top accolade, which included a £2,500 prize, at the High Sheriff of Northumberland Awards.
After an introduction and a dance performance, the ceremony continued with certificates being presented to 44 different projects across the county.
Those representing the teen bar were wondering why they had not been called-up on stage, but they were in for a pleasant surprise.
The final three awards were announced for most inspirational young person, most inspirational leader and then the top award for the most inspirational group, which went to Silx.
The two young people from Silx, Megan Watson and Amy Douglas, were very shocked but thrilled to receive this accolade.
They are pictured above with John Dickinson, 2017/18 High Sheriff of Northumberland.