Melissa Woodward

PPOC's 2017 Photographic Artist of the Year

Kirkland Lake Photographer Earns Prestigious Designation

When I joined the PPOC in 2012 I didn’t really know what I was getting into. Over the last 5 years, I have learned and grown so much as a photographer and as an artist. One of the perks of pushing myself has been obtaining my Craftsman of Photographic Arts designation. I was able to achieve this by receiving service merits by volunteering within the association at the local, provincial, and national levels; and by earning print merits by successfully becoming accredited in a number of disciplines and by creating photographic images that have been judged and accepted into the National Salon.

On May 1st the PPOC held it’s annual Awards Banquet at which I received my CPA medal and plaque.


As part of its continuing program of Honours & Awards, the Professional Photographers of Canada are pleased to announce that:


is a recipient of the coveted


This prestigious designation is bestowed by the PPOC upon its members whose images accepted into the annual PPOC Image Salon over a number of years are consistently of a high quality and in recognition of the contributions made by them to the Association and to photography in Canada. These photographers have proven their photographic abilities by participating in the Association’s National Image Competition and have confirmed their dedication to the profession by serving the Association.

The Professional Photographers of Canada is a not-for-profit organization representing portrait, wedding, commercial, and military photographers from across the country. The Association promotes photographic excellence through education and exploration of image artistry and establishes standards of professional performance.

The designation was presented to Melissa Woodward by PPOC Chair Tina Weltz MPA SPA, at the Association’s annual Awards Banquet held May 1st, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario.

Thank you to Sébastien Lavallée for these wonderful photos from the awards banquet.


Melissa Woodward, CPA - PPOC's 2017 Photographic Artist of the Year! - Is a Photographic Artist is located in Kirkland Lake, Ontario.
Melissa is Nationally Accredited with the Professional Photographers of Canada ( in the categories of Newborn, Fine Art/Photo Decor, Botanical, Nature and Image Manipulation.
Melissa has also had her Fine Art Images displayed in galleries across Canada and Internationally.

1 Comment

  1. Bob and Jenny Morrison

    May 10, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    We are very proud of you,Melissa
    Keep up the great work.

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