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Thursday 31 July 2008

2009 Australian of the Year Awards nominations

By Darren Stones

Nominations for the 2009 Australian of the Year Awards are now open. If you know someone you believe is worthy of nomination, or you would like to learn more about the awards, visit the Australian of the Year website for details. Nominations close midnight Sunday 31 August 2008.

The 2008 Australian of the Year, Lee Kernaghan, is a country music legend who was born in the country town of Corryong in Victoria.

Kernaghan is the Patron of rural community assistance organisation, Aussie Helpers, whose main role is assisting families suffering from the ongoing drought.

If you would like to make a donation to Aussie Helpers, or want to learn more about their initiatives, visit the Aussie Helpers website for more information.

Corryong - picture: Darren Stones

Australia Rock - picture: Darren Stones

Australian of the Year Awards 2009 - 30 second commercial

Thursday 17 July 2008

Testimonial from Peter Styles - RedBubble co-founder

By Darren Stones

The following is a testimonial for a group I founded - Australian Photographers Alliance - from RedBubble co-founder, Peter Styles.

RedBubble are pleased to be a sponsor of the Australian Photographers Alliance (APA) in their efforts to raise community awareness and funds for Australian charities.

One of our duties relating to this sponsorship is to supply high-quality products and assistance to customers. We will also be providing FREE shipping and handling on specified products.

We have developed a good rapport with APA members, Darren Stones, Mark Ingram, Joe Mortelliti and David Haviland since they have been associated with RedBubble.

RedBubble believes it’s important for Australians to help Australians, and we wish the Australian Photographers Alliance all the best for their projects.”

Peter Styles – RedBubble co-founder

Friday 11 July 2008

Australian Photographers Alliance

By Darren Stones

The Australian Photographers Alliance (APA) is a group of like-minded Australian photographers and photojournalists.

The Australian Photographers Alliance members are;

Darren Stones
Mark Ingram
David Haviland
Joe Mortelliti

Our Aim

To actively create, promote and sell quality products. A precise amount of monies from specific sales and/or specified activities will be donated to our nominated Australian charities.

We are Australians helping Australians.

Group Activities

Group members will be undertaking various activities to accomplish short, medium and long term goals.

Nominated Charities

We are pleased to announce that Aussie Helpers is a nominated Australian charity.


Official Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that RedBubble is an official sponsor.

Enquiries and Information

Sales, sponsorship and media enquiries are welcome by email and phone.

Darren Stones
Contact email
Mobile phone: 0419 200 469 (Australia)




Spirit of the bush - Lee Kernaghan, Adam Brand & Steve Forde