Youngsters have taken part in the first ever North-east Junior Rock Challenge.
Aberdeen’s Exhibition and Conference Centre was packed as more than 1,000 people turned out to cheer them on.
The annual Rock Challenge scheme encourages youngsters from Aberdeenshire to star in and choreograph a short musical based on making positive choices.
Normally only for secondary school age pupils, for the first time in Aberdeen a J Rock competition was held for seven to 11-year-olds.
Among those in attendance was the Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam.
He said: “It’s been a real pleasure to be here this evening to see the first J Rock here in Aberdeen.
“It’s good to see the young people who put so much effort into it coming here and performing on a big stage with all the lighting and amazing sound which gives them an extra boost to perform even better.
“They get so much out of it, which is evident speaking to them and seeing how they performed. They love it.”
More than 25 awards including best choreography and use of stage were handed out to the youngsters.
South Park Primary School, Fraserburgh, was crowned the winner of the event with a nautical themed performance called I Sea Trouble.
The short musical saw Fraserburgh fishermen imprisoned in the ocean after a storm strikes their ship, wondering whether the creatures under the sea were friends or foes.
Carol Irvine, head teacher at the school, said the children had a “great day”.
She added: “It was a super day and it was great for the school to be involved.
“It wasn’t about the winning on our part it was about taking part and giving the children the experience of being in the AECC.
“I am delighted with the outcome and we had some great support from the local community, parents and staff.”
Longside Primary and Mintlaw Primary came second and third respectively, with Longside’s performance based on children’s toys coming to life.
Mintlaw Primary School also had an ocean theme to its performance, with creatures in the sea unaware that a powerful tsunami is about to hit and wreak havoc.
Clerkhill Primary School, Peterhead, was the final school to place at the event.
Its performance was based on a green pig struggling to make friends and accept all her differences.
The annual Rock Challenge event was this year supported by Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership, NHS Grampian, Choices for Life, Aberdeen City Council, CEOP, Razzamataz and Zeamu Music.