Photo - Richard Kwon the New Zealand Youth Development Award
Four young writers have been awarded the 2018 Youth Development Awards at the young writer awards on Saturday held at the Christchurch Salvation Army Centre at the annual young writers’ conference.
Young writers came from Australia, New Zealand and around th world for the annual awards conference. Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today established the young writer ministry in 2009 whereby each young writer is published in their own column 10 times a year, once every 5 weeks.
Mr Basil Sellers AM has provided the award funding along with a substantial sum each year for air-fare scholarships to aid their expenses getting to the annual conferences.
Photo - Cartia Moore the Australian Youth Development Award (s) who also were on the camera for the ‘other’ annual awards.
2018 Youth Development Awards
Australia - Cartia Moore and Jesse Moore
New Zealand - Richard Kwon
International - Caitlyn Furler
Age is clearly a determinative factor in the Youth Development Awards. This award is based on a number of factors, their productive output in writing their articles, consistency of material and quality of writing, and service to the young writer ministry.
Cartia Moore - Sunshine Coast
Cartia Moore is a connoisseur of fine chocolate and a sword fighter, trained and skilled in the art of fencing. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Screen & Media Studies, and minoring in Drama and Creative Writing. Her focus is film, television and swordfighting sequences.
Cartia Moore’s previous articles may be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/cartia-moore.html
Photo - Caitlyn Furler the International Youth Development Award
Jesse Moore - Sunshine Coast
Jesse Moore draws from the Bible and classical literature for insight into life’s tough questions. He is currently studying at university to become a film-maker. He has developed the ‘Young Writer Facebook’ page which hosts the Australian young writers each day with fresh articles.
Richard Kwon - Auckland
Richard Kwon is from Auckland, a regular lay person who just loves the Lord. Richard has engaged with Press Service International in the preparation and travel of Kiwi young writers to this Christchurch conference.
Caitlyn Furler - Sunshine Coast
Caitlyn Furler is a lover of writing, music and people. She is a first-year university student, studying music and literature. She is a worship leader in her church and is enjoying doing braver and braver things and spent quite a bit of time this year travelling overseas.
Caitlyn Furler’s previous articles may be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/caitlyn-furler.html
Young people 18-30 years interested in writing for Christian Today with your own column please connect with Dr Mark Tronson email@example.com 0419 917 713
Photo - Jesse Moore the Australian Youth Development Award (s) who also were on the camera for the ‘other’ annual awards.
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