The next generation of Christian writers was acknowledged at the Press Services International “2019 annual young writer's” conference held last Saturday at the Craigieburn Salvation Army.
These emerging young Christian writers were acknowledged for submissions they made to a PSI competition aimed at encouraging the next generation.
Three writers from Waverley Christian College, Melbourne, were awarded for their submissions.
Arielle Munyard, Esther Sarvananthan and Teresa Che Ferry won awards for articles that explored Christian worldviews within a cultural context.
Arielle Munyard (year 12) wrote an award winning piece on “Freedom of Speech: Does the current social and political climate affect a Christian’s freedom of speech?’ The case study Arielle used was the current Israel Folau court case.
Second place, Esther Sarvananthan (year 8) wrote a piece titled, “The PreachersnSneakers Instagram: Should Church leaders be conscious of what they wear?’ It looked at current social media conversations about profile preachers and the expensive clothing they wear.
Third place getter, Teresa Che Ferry (year 9) wrote, “Being an influential Christian doesn’t require a celebrity status.” She explored the power of influence from a Christian’s perspective.
These emerging writers from Waverley Christian College received mentoring through the College’s English Faculty and journalism program. Their award includes publication of their articles in Christian Today Australia and a regular writing position with PSI’s Young Writers Program when they turn 18.
The Conference gave these students an opportunity to meet members of the Christian Media and hear from various speakers in these ministry.