Young writers Justin and Liana Monaghan
The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today has a major awards feature at its annual conference, that of Best Articles of each young writer.
This year's annual conference is being held on Saturday 12 August at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre, Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast.
The Panellists in the program mark each young writer's article and those allocated points are collated by the program's statisticians (Australian and New Zealand) and from those are ascertained each young writer's best article.
Perhaps last year's comments on best articles is a very pleasing way to describe this.
Young writer Captain Peter Brookshaw
Lot 1 - 2016 Best Articles
It just happens that none of these young writers will be at the 2017 conference
Brenden Bell: Why Star Wars still matters
Brenden Bell is a Brisbane-based writer who joined PSI's team of international writers at the beginning of 2016. He writes honestly about faith, culture and church, and is currently in Brisbane working with YWAM as a filmmaker.
Matt Browning: This will be the best week of your life
Matt Browning is a New Zealand writer with a knack for telling great stories. Some of his recent pieces include: Trump is the modern day Jesus and Games that lead to prison.
Thomas Devenish: Smorgasbord
Thomas Devenish has been a PSI Young Writer since 2013. Thomas is from Hobart, Tasmania, where he works as a freelance motion graphics designer. Thomas is great at storytelling and often uses his own experiences as inspiration for his articles.
Charley Goiris: The Actor's Handbook—What's your motivation?
Charley has been writing for Press Service International since 2013 and more recently has written a number of pieces drawing inspiration from her modelling and acting experiences.
Kara Greening: Value in suffering
Kara Greening is a writer from South Taranaki in New Zealand. Kara's writing is always thoughtful and seeks to explore some of the harder issues faced by those in the Church.
Young writer Emily Black
Lot 2 - 2016 Best Articles
Again these young writers will not be at the 2017 conference
Jack Liang: Greed is good
Jack is a Sydney-based writer studying commerce and arts at Macquarie University. Jack often explores Anglican distinctives and church issues in his writing.
Chloe Alexander: Embracing obedience beyond inadequacy
Chloe March joined Press Service International as a young writer in 2015. Her writing often explores issues relating to cross cultural ministry and always demonstrates thoughtfulness and vulnerability.
Tash McGill: Without language
Tash McGill is an Auckland-based writer known for her boldness and vulnerability. Tash has been writing for PSI since 2012.
Sabrina Meyer: I am not good enough
Sabrina Meyer joined the PSI team in 2015. She is a Christchurch-based writer and is studying a bachelor of arts in English and History.
Tim Newman: The NFL Draft: America flips a coin (Sport) / Is ISIS Islamic? (Comment)
Tim Newman is from Christchurch, New Zealand and is a double threat—writing in both the sports and comment categories for PSI.
Talisa Pariss: Dear Perfection. You suck
Talisa joined the team of young writers earlier this year and has proven her skill with an excellent collection of pieces.
Tim Shallard: Dynamite for a battle-torn planet
Tim Shallard is a New Zealand writer based in Auckland. Tim's love of poetry is often reflected in his articles, and he often employs poetic technique to convey stories and ideas.
Andrew Sinclair: Has Facebook changed friendship?
Andrew began writing for PSI last year, after many years of pestering from his wife! He loves to write about theology and the gospel.
As a matter of interest there are already more young writers attending the 2017 conference than in 2016.
Young writer Conor Ryan
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