Bridget Brenton (Brisbane), Tim Price (Gold Coast), Irenie How (Christchurch) young writers at One Day in Melbourne in June
Video producer Bridget Brenton has again set aside time to release the 40 sec video on up-coming young writers conference on the Sunshine Coast.
Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today initiated the young writer program way back in 2009 with the very first annual conference held in 2013.
2017 conference is on Saturday 12 August at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre at Alexandra Head on the Sunshine Coast. The 40 sec video.
The day conference kicks starts at 9.00am and runs through to 4.00pm whereupon the annual awards are presented.
Last year Tim Everton from Adelaide took out the $1000 Australian 'Basil Sellers' Award while the New Zealand 'Basil Sellers' Award was drawn - Matt Browning and Kara Greening each receiving $1000.
These awards are determined by sets of panellists who mark the young writer articles over the first 6 months of each year.
There is a $500 Consistency (2nd place) and a $500 Theology award along with the listing of each young writer's “best articles' of the 2017 marking period.
These 85 young writers are from Australia, New Zealand and 20 from around the world – England, USA, Canada, South Africa, West Indies, PNG, China, Mozambique …
This same 40 sec video below has Steve Brenton's voice-over, Bridget's husband
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. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at
Dr Mark Tronson - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children