The 2019 ‘Tronson’ Awards were awarded on Saturday at the Press Service International (PSI) young writers annual conference at the Craigieburn Salvation Army in Melbourne.
The Tronson Awards are not based on Panellists points in so far as they are cornered towards contributions to the young writer program.
Australians 18-30 - The Tronson (articles hyperlinked)
Amy Manners - Adelaide
Cartia Moore - Sunshine Coast
Jesse Moore - Sunshine Coast
Amy Manners and Cartia Moore are members of the young writer Brain’s Trust and planned a full session for the young writers conference on how young writers might use various machinations of video in their articles.
Cartia produces a bi-monthly video for the young writers conveying Press Service International young news. Amy does the other bi-monthly video on the newsy bits the entire young writer team sends in each week for the Thursday young writer memo.
Jesse Moore assists Cartia his sister on the video, but is the master craftsman of award photographs at our young writer conferences.
Kiwi young writers - The Tronson (articles hyperlinked)
Blake Gardiner - Auckland
Blake is a relatively new Kiwi young writer compared to some of our longer term Kiwi young writers. Blake has inspired many with his articles with being republished and highlighted. 2017-2018 Australian Basil Sellers Award winner Cheryl McGrath the ‘admin’for the Australian young writers ‘closed’ Facebook page, highlighted one of Blake’s 2019 articles.
Blake has also joined Manuele Teofilo is distributing to NZ Christian media each day’s Kiwi young writer article for republishing. Manuele and Blake do this month about.
International young writers - The Tronson
Darren Salmon - West Indies
Dat Nguyen - Vietnam
Darren and Dat have bought to the international young program a whole fresh attitude of enthusiasm, focus and commitment.
Darren Salmon is a 27 year old young man from Kingston, Jamaica where he read for his Bachelor of Science degree in BioTechnology at the University of West Indies. He became a follower of Jesus when he was 10 and has since developed a ministry of Christian Poetry for which he has gained a godly reputation.
Dat Nguyen is from Vietnam and a student at the Master’s Seminary and a member of Grace Community Church in Los Angeles, California. He desires to be a faithful minister of the Word of God. He loves playing basketball and American football and watching movies.
Over 31s – Tronson (articles hyperlinked)
Australian Over 31s -
Internationals Over 31s
Peter Brookshaw is Corps Minister at the Craigieburn Salvation Army and a member of the young writer Brain’s Trust and hosted the One Day in Melbourne ‘missions communication’ conference 2018 and 2019. He presented at the 2016 One Day in Melbourne and a plenary this year and the young writers conference with his wife and partner in ministry Jo.
Liana Monaghan of Adelaide has been a young writer for quite a number of years and has made a significant contribution to the program, attending conferences, Adelaide young writer dinners and visited the Laguna Quays Respite. Husband Justin has been a previous award winner from 2016.
Sharma Taylor is a previous winner of the Internationals Basil Sellers Award, who did her PhD in Law from Victoria University in New Zealand where Sharma became a young writer. Sharma is a regular correspondent with Press Service International providing valuable input.
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 - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 45 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 45 years with 4 children and 6 grand children