Photo - Matt Browning 2016 NZ Basil Sellers winner
The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today annual awards for the young writers will be held on Saturday in Christchurch at the Salvation Army Centre in Colombo Street.
These awards are determined by five sets of panellists who mark the articles over the first 6 months of the year then collated by statisticians who identify the various winners.
The awards were established in 2013 with Mr Basil Sellers AM providing the financial presentations.
Photo - Danielle Stott 2014 Australian Basil Sellers winner
Previous Basil Sellers winners
2013 - Alison Barkley
2014 - Danielle Stott
2015 - Belinda Croft
2016 - Tim Everton
2017 - Cheryl McGrath
2013 - Daniel Jang
2014 - Casey Murray
2015 - Sophia Sinclair and Jeremy Suisted
2016 - Matt Browning and Kara Greening
2017 - Emma McGeorge
2015 - Genevieve Wilson and Paul Lewis
2016 - Andrew Sinclair
2017 - Sharma Taylor
2013 - Annemarie de Villiers
2014 - Brad Mills, Wes Tronson, Annemarie de Villiers
2015 - Tim Newman
2016 - David Goodwin
2017 - Jeremy Dover, David Goodwin, Wes Tronson, Josh Hinds
Photo - Casey Murray 2014 NZ Basil Sellers Award winner
Who will be the 2018 winners
There’s a question - this is my guess, an Australian, a Kiwi, an international, a sport writer and an Over 31 writer. Dad jokes are my thing!
Photo - Tim Everton 2016 Australia Basil Sellers winner
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 http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html
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 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html