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Wednesday, 1 February 2006

Darren Stones's Photography & Writing Achievements

2009 Picture Australia 'Outstanding Contributor' award winner for April 2009

Chosen by Peter Cobcroft, Picture Australia, as the 'Outstanding Contributor' for April 2009. Second time winner of this award.

Picture Australia News:
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/news/index.html

Picture Australia April Flickr Report 2009:
http://www.pictureaustralia.org/documents/FlickrMay09.pdf

2009 Australian Traveller magazine April/May issue

Beechworth photograph published in Australian Traveller magazine by Editor, Greg Barton, for the 100 Best Towns In Australia feature story.




2009 RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 194

RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 194
Published article:
Inspiration – what is it?

2009 RedBubble Community Ambassador

15/1/2009 – Appointed as a RedBubble Community Ambassador in recognition for community service and contributions to RedBubble.

The road to my RedBubble Red Dot

2009 RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 187

RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 187
Published article:
The bare essentials of Australian travel photography according to Anne O’Connor


2009 Picture Australia ‘Outstanding Contributor’ award winner for December 2008

Chosen by Ian Smith, Picture Australia Administrator, National Library of Australia, as the Picture Australia ‘Outstanding Contributor’ award winner for December 2008.

Picture Australia – News

My association with Picture Australia is via my Flickr photographic submissions to the Picture Australia: Ourtown group, and the Picture Australia: People, places and events group.


2009 RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 186

RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 186
Published article:
Digital camera sensor cleaning and those rascally rabbits

2008 Australian Travel Photography and Writing group

Founder of the Australian Travel Photography and Writing group at RedBubble. Group launch 28/12/08.

Australian Travel Photography and Writing

2008 RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 185

RedBubble’s success in Grenfell Australia article published by RedBubble on December 27, 2008 for the RedBubble Daily Wrap. RedBubble administration requested a contribution for their 2008 Community Year Book.

RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 185
RedBubble Daily Wrap Edition 185 – PDF
RedBubble’s success in Grenfell Australia
RedBubble’s success in Grenfell Australia – PDF

2008 Australian Photographers Alliance fund raising initiative for charity

Founder of the Australian Photographers Alliance - March 2008.

Photography contributor to the Australian Photographers Alliance 2009 Drought Relief Calendar.

Responsible for the Australian Photographers Alliance’s administration, co-ordination, funds management, promotional copywriting, publicity, marketing, video production, and raising funds for Australian charity Aussie Helpers.

Details can be found here.

2008 Brisbane Seniors, Sunshine Coast Seniors and Gold Coast/Tweed Seniors newspapers

Commissioned to photograph pensioner activist, Shirley Grant of Glenroy VIC, for the front page of the Brisbane Seniors, Sunshine Coast Seniors and Gold Coast/Tweed Seniors newspapers.
Link to photograph of Shirley Grant

2008 Sept/Oct issue Camera magazine

Photograph of the former Bank of Victoria at Beechworth, Victoria, Australia published in the Sept/Oct '08 issue of Australian Camera magazine.



Beechworth Pictures, Images and Photos


2008 Australian Photographic Society 33rd National Exhibition

Dog Rocks was awarded a Certificate of Merit in the Open Electronic section of the 33rd APS National Exhibition of Photography 2008.

2008 Australian Digital Photography Awards

Dog Rocks was awarded a Highly Commended in the Open Section of the 2008 Australian Digital Photography Awards. Link to certificate.
2008 Australian Digital Awards Catalogue – PDF

2008 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Bronze Statuette Winner

Awarded the bronze statuette for 'Best Photograph of the Exhibition' at the 2008 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts photography competition for Dog Rocks.

Winner of the Open Colour Section at the 2008 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts photography competition for Dog Rocks.

Photography statuette to Victoria – PDF

2008 Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Photography Results – PDF




Darren Stones holding the Bronze Statuette

Dog Rocks



2008 Melbourne Museum - The Melbourne Story



Melbourne



The Melbourne Museum, in conjunction with ENESS, have sought and been granted a 10 year license to exhibit my 'Melbourne' photograph. The image will be displayed as part of the permanent interactive display The Melbourne Story in the Australia Gallery at the Melbourne Museum commencing March 20, 2008. The image may also appear in other associated forms such as website usage, education kits, marketing, publicity and catalogues.

2007 Australian Digital POTD - Members Choice

My photograph titled 'Dog Rocks' was voted by my peers as the Momento Members choice for October 2007. Winning announcement can be found here in the forum at Australian Digital POTD.

2007 RedBubble - Trees Group award

My photograph titled 'Dog Rocks' was voted by my RedBubble Trees group peers as the avatar to represent the group. There were approximately 270 images entered into the competition.

Photo Of the Day Awards

I have been awarded numerous Australian Digital Photo Of The Day awards. Those images can be viewed online at; Australian Digital Photo Of The Day.

2007 Australian Digital Photography Awards

The inaugural Australian Digital Photography Awards were conducted in 2007 by the Australian Photographic Society. I was successful in having three photographs accepted for exhibition.



Beaumaris - Open section

Twelve Apostles - Open section

Scrap - Altered Reality section


2007 June/July - Australian Traveller magazine

Breaching humpback whale photograph published in Australian Traveller magazine.
48 Hours In Hervey Bay - PDF

2006 July The Age

Published online in The Age - July 2006
Link > Protest against Southbank's no photography rule


2002 Kit Goninon Memorial Award

Australian Photographic Society Print Division
Award: Merit Certificate - Kerferd Road Pier

2001 Whittlesea Agricultural Show

Award: Reserve Champion – Kerferd Road Pier
Award: Highly Commended – Pier Lights

2000 Royal Melbourne Show

Award: Acceptance - The Message

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