Awards

Casey Lessard’s photography has earned acclaim locally, provincially, nationally and internationally. 

Awards for Casey Lessard Photography

2010 – PhotoFocus.com

  • Finalist – Emerging Photographer of the Year

Awards while working for Nunavut News/North:

May 2015 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

  • 1st – Outstanding Reporter Initiative - Best to Let the Dump Burn, ongoing coverage of Iqaluit dump fire disaster

May 2013 – Ontario Community Newspapers Association

  • 1st – Best News/Feature Series - Feeding Nunavut - three-part series on food insecurity
  • 1st – Best News Story - Two likely killed as fire destroys 22 Iqaluit homes
  • 3rd – Best Feature Writing - Enook's shack home highlights housing problem in Pond Inlet

Awards while operating the Grand Bend Strip newspaper:

May 2010 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

May 2010 – Ontario Community Newspapers Association

May 2009 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

April 2009 – Ontario Community Newspapers Association

May 2008 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

April 2008 – Ontario Community Newspapers Association

Awards for Casey Lessard while working for Haliburton Echo and Minden Times:

May 2007 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

  • 2nd – Best Photo Essay - Photos from the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School prom (May 31, 2006)
  • 3rd – Best Photo Essay - Digging for Clams in West Guilford (August 1, 2006)

April 2007 – Ontario Community Newspapers Association

  • 1st – Best Feature Photo - Haliburton Highlands Secondary School prom (May 30, 2006)
  • 2nd – Photographer of the Year - Casey Lessard

Awards while working for Woolwich Observer:

May 2004 – Canadian Community Newspapers Association

  • 2nd – Best Photo Essay - A Community Mourns, coverage of the Dan Snyder funeral (October 11, 2003)
Casey’s images are whimsical and are a great example of good photojournalism.
— Scott Bourne, PhotoFocus.com