The 2 min 20 sec video highlights the various aspects of the conference, these include: date, Saturday 13 September; the region, the Gold Coast; venue the venue, Banora Point Baptist facilities; and the who, Australian and New Zealand young emerging writers.
Laura Veloso on camera introduces the various aspects of the conference and Belinda Croft follows this with a voice over of the awards sponsored by Mr Basil Sellers AM.
These include the two separate $1000 Basil Sellers Young Writer of 2014 - Australian and New Zealand determined by the seven respective Panellists over an 8 month period of marking articles.
The Best Writer awards - The Mark and Delma Tronson – from both Australia and New Zealand.
The Sports Writer award, 16 Best Writer awards from the Australian, New Zealand and Sport Panellists, two Most Improved Awards Australia and New Zealand and trhe Winner awards whereby every young writer receives an inscribed PSI young writer coffee mug.
The triumphant conclusion to this short video has Laura Veloso from Melbourne. removing her hat, scarf, winter coat and cardigan and replacing it all with a pink sand and surf cap telling us all she is looking forward to her Gold Coast visit.
These Generation Y young writers who like in their Facebook pages, tell it all, were disgusted that my wife Delma and I having founded and served as the Sports Ministry head for 18 years from 1982-2000, were then by-passed when Sports Chaplaincy Australia (the new name from 2005) named their awards after two Sydney Anglicans.
Numbers of the young writers insisted the Best Award award recognise us for founding the young writer ministry and allowing them a VOICE into the Christian market place through Christian Today.
Mr Basil Sellers AM
Belinda Croft and Laura Veloso's previous young writer videos have been the April 2014 – NZ young writers conf; Jan 2014 – the pre - NZ young writers conf; Sept 2013 – Aust / NZ young writers conf; July 2013 – the pre – Aust / NZ young writers conf.
Plus two ARPA (Australasian Religious Press Association) videos, 2012 in Wellington and 2013 in Melbourne.
There are seven Australian, seven New Zealand and seven Sport article Panellists who commenced their marking on Monday 20 January through to the third week of August.
During this time a total of 336 articles were marked by the Australian Panellists and 192 articles were marked by the New Zealand Panellists. The Sport Panellists had one article each week to mark.
PSI Winners Coffee Mug
Rev Euan McDonald (Brisbane), Debbie Suba (Launceston), Rev Bruce Stark (Milton), Aira Chilcott (Canberra), Dr Deidre Tronson (Sydney), Gavin Lawrie (Tweed Heads) and David Chang (Christian Today – Sydney).
New Zealand Panellists
Major Christina Tyson (Wellington), Rt. Rev Brian Carrell (Christchurch), Liz Hay (Christchurch), Peter Grace (Auckland), Vic Matthews (Moruya), Deidre Tronson and David Chang.
Rev Peter Nelson (AIS, Canberra), Tim Wilson (Canada), Ruth Sellers (Hong Kong), Simon Farrer (Melbourne), David Burr (Melbourne), John Skinner (Warwick), Tony Dunkerley (Melbourne).
These Panellists have done a herculean task, so please, be sure to view this short 2 min 20 sec video on the 2014 young emerging writers conference.
Dr Mark and Delma Tronson
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 24 books, and enjoys writing. He is married to Delma, with four adult children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html