Awards Gala and Best In Class

By October 6, 2015Blog
Aura McKay and Rima Dickson at the PPOC-BC 2015 Awards Gala and Banquet

The Professional Photographers of Canada British Columbia (PPOC-BC) celebrated their 70th Annual Awards ceremony at the Anvil Centre on September 27th, 2015 and I was thrilled to be the host and MC for the event. Rima Dickson, our PPOC-BC Chair presented the awards and together with Jillian Chateauneuf and Kent Wong, helped to make sure the evening went smoothly, helped to educate our members and the public on the various awards and the process of selection, AND was still entertaining and on time.

I got some great feedback from a lot of people. It is clearly one of my gifts to be a speaker that can facilitate education and entertainment at the same time. I am so grateful to be able to keep following my passions and purpose with such support.

Aura. You are one of the best public speakers and hosts I have ever heard!  – Grant Withers

It was a little funny to announce my own name as the winner for Best in Class – Commercial Illustration and truly and honour.Aura McKay awarded Best In Class for Commercial Illustration with Love Umbrella.

Here is the winning image, titled Love Umbrella (model is Mary June, wearing my favourite pair of red heels):

Aura McKay photographer commercial illustration image for PPOC-BC 2015 image salon received a merit.

I also received an Honourable Mention in the Portrait of a Man Class for Real Life Hero (Model is Jerry T wearing….not much but a hammer and some pants)

Aura McKay Photographer, portrait of a man scoring a Merit at the provincial print competition for PPOC-BC

If you’d like to see the other two images I submitted for the PPOC-BC 2015 Image Salon check out my earlier blog post here.

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