Birthday edition – prize winners

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[dropcap style=”color:#A02F2F;”] T [/dropcap]o celebrate our first birthday we have given away some sensational prizes each week for the past four weeks. We love to reward our supporters!

All of these prizes were available thanks to the generosity of some of our wonderful business supporters and local artists – thankyou to each of these people for believing in Bluestone Magazine and helping us continue to grow.

Below is the list of winners for our final week. If you would like to be part of future competitions, please subscribe and join the ever-growing Bluestone Club.


Week 4:  CLOSED – winners: Colleen Rentsch, a $40 voucher Whale Bone Gallery, Port Fairy; Philip Trigg, a $40 voucher from Brightbird Espresso, Warrnambool; Rebecca McGrath, a unique ‘softie’ babbit (child’s soft toy), by W’bool artist Megan Nicolson (value  $45).

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Week 1: CLOSED – winners: Kylie Oates ($100 Merrijig voucher); Rose Pritchard (Lana’s Garden hamper); Ondrea Howie (Warrnambool: This is Home, plus a limited edition Bluestone Magazine mug!).

Week 2: CLOSED – winners: Heather Armstrong (bag, matching wallet and purse (valued at $165) from  Lizzie’s Labels of Love,); Bronwyn Lane ($40 voucher from Brightbird Espresso)and Lori Cameron (handcrafted ceramic noodle bowl by Clare Fennessy, value $50).

Week 3: CLOSED – winners: Gillian Cumming (one night’s) accommodation at Harmony at Tower Hill ); Peter Clayfield ($50 voucher Piccolo Restaurant) and Phyllis Walsh ($40 voucher from Lozzar’s Lounge Cafe). [/box]

Thank you to all those people who support Bluestone Magazine by being either paying subscribers or business supporters or both. We would not have made it this far without you.

On we go!

Carol & Louise



26 thoughts on “Birthday edition – prize winners”

  1. Wow excellent prizes. Wait in anticipation for the anniversary edition of Bluestone. Congratulations to all.

  2. We really need to nurture the marvelous
    Editions of Bluestone Magazine ..
    After all they are looking after us with their
    Fantastic journalism ..a. Real insight to what is going on our community …
    Please encourage your friends and colleagues to join ..

  3. WoW! I’d love to win the Merrijig prize…. have only dined there one time but thouroughly enjoyed it and think back on it often.
    My daughter would love the Brightbird vouchers…. her favorite cafe!

    1. We have some fantastic business supporters, there is no doubt about it. Keep an eye peeled for all the details on how to enter in our birthday edition (Sept 1) – and thanks for being part of Bluestone Magazine, Michael. Your subscription is very important to us!

  4. Congratulations Louise and Carol, so wonderful to see and read how well received your online Magazine is being received. You both deserve every success

  5. Happy Birthday and congratulations to all. Wow – where did that first year go! I have loved reading each edition especially while travelling overseas recently. I really appreciated keeping up with the latest news. Thanks so much!

  6. Happy birthday Bluestone! I love your work, and you know me and my big mouth, busy spreading the word:-)

  7. Congratulations Carol and Louise on a magazine that continues to warm the soul and feed the heart. -Claire

  8. This magazine is/has been a breath of fresh air and full of interest – I have learnt and enjoyed more through your magazine in the last few months, about creative people and issues and history in this region, than in anything produced by any of the other local media over the previous 10 years…

    I think the readers should give you the birthday presents!! But thanks anyway!!!

    1. That is very kind of you to say. Lori! Thankyou, that’s given a us a huge smile to start the day.

  9. Congratulations girls! What an achievement. Hard work and dedication do pay off. Here’s to another year of fun,intelligent, thoughtful, thought provoking and brave journalism.

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLUESTONE………what a great effort to reach your goal of 200 subscribers in your first year, the hard work has paid off & can now only grow bigger& better through the effort & dedication you both put into your work….Well done.

  11. Congratulations and happy birthday Bluestone. I remain one of loyal fans! Always love to see what you have unearthed. Thank you.

  12. thanks Bluestone for the amazing prize! I love Merrijig Inn nearly as much as each edition of Bluestone Magazine. Keep up the great work and am looking forward to lots more fabulous reading.

    1. Thankyou so much Kylie, and please keep spreading the word about Bluestone. It all helps us to survive and thrive!! Enjoy Merrijig!

  13. Congrats to all the winners. if you want someone to help you spend the voucher from Brightbird Expresso I’m up for it….

    1. Ha! Yes, the first birthday celebrations, have come to an end Barb, and its now time to start acting on all the great things we have planned for Bluestone in our second year!

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