THE winners have been announced in the Daily Echo Child of the Year 2017 competition.

We are delighted to reveal that the overall winner and top of the 19-36 months category is Jackson Barker.

Jackson's cheeky smile clearly won him many fans among the thousands of people who voted in this year's contest.

Thomas Joyce was victorious in the 0-9 months category, Dennis Brizell in the 10-18 months section and Aniyah Joyce in the 3-6 years category.

Each will receive a magnificent photograph and certificate.