Awards

Lesley’s Accolades

  • Johnnie Walker & Sunday Times Nation’s Greatest Awards: WINNER in ‘The Nation’s Greatest Challenger’ category 2013
  • Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government Awards: Finalist in non-profit sector 2013
  • Mail & Guardian Book of Women: 1 of 50 women featured 2013
  • Oprah Magazine: 1 of 16 women chosen internationally for ‘Women of Authentic Power’ 2013
  • Global Oceans Society: Inductee (2013)
  • Women Divers Hall of Fame: Inductee (2010)

Rethink the Shark: Wildscreen 2008 – Panda Award & PSA/Campaign award
Jackson Hole Film Festival 2009 – Winner Campaign Award
Interfilm Berlin 2009 – Viral Video Award • Montana 2009 – Best of Category in the Non Broadcast Program Category
Missoula 2009 – Best of Category in advertising/PSA/Promo
Fastnet Short Film Festival – Special Mention
Sharks in Deep Trouble: Montana Cine International Film Festival 2008 – Conservation Message Award
32 International Wildlife Film Festival 2009 -Honorary Conservation Message Award
32 International Wildlife Film Festival 2009 – Honorary Investigative Journalism Award
Celebrate the Sea Festival 2009 – Outstanding Achievement Award
36th World Festival of Underwater Pictures 2009 – Conservation Message Award
36th World Festival of Underwater Pictures 2009 – Best Information Film Award, Cat A
Beneath the Waves Film Festival 2010 – Best of Festival Award
Save Our Sharks: Wildscreen 2010 – Panda Award (original producer, scriptwriter and editor, original concept)

 

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                    Photography Awards:

Getaway Award
Fuji Photographic Awards Winner
Fuji Photographic Awards 1st Runner up Epson Underwater Category
Fuji Photographic Awards Certificate Epson Underwater Category
Fuji Photographic Awards Certificate Epson Underwater Category