Photo - Amy Manners runner-up in the 2018 Australian Basil Sellers Awards
Adelaide’s Amy Manners was the Australian runner up in the 2018 Basil Sellers Awards with the Panellists points only marginally tipping Amy into second place. The awards were part of Saturday at the Christchurch Salvation Army Centre - annual young writers 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. Five groups of panellists marked all the young writers from January to July – their marks were then collated by a statistician.
There is an illustrious list of runner’s up over the years and this year was no different, alas the Kiwi young writers were not allocated a runner-up award as Richard Kwon had already been awarded the Youth Development Award.
Photo - Amy Manners with Melissa and Roshan Ramoo
Amy Manners - Adelaide
Amy Manners loves spending time with God in nature and capturing it all through the lens. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Media. As a videographer / photographer she is blessed to collaborate on professional projects alongside her mum and brother. You can see her commercial work here: www.fruitfulmarketing.com.au and her personal photography here: www.instagram.com/amy_manners_
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Photo - Kristen Dang presented with the Australian Chairman’s Award by Well-Being Australia’s Russell Modlin
Each year the Chairman of Well-Being Australia nominates young writers who helped ion the program for the team – one from each section.
Australia - Kristen Dang
New Zealand - Daniel Jang
Internationals - Josh Robbie
Kristen Dang is from Adelaide, a family doctor who updated the young writer “Style Guide”, Daniel Jang was a speaker at the conference who has assisted the young writer progam over many years and Josh Robbie who has assisted the international program.
Young people 18-30 years interested in writing for Christian Today with your own column please connect with Dr Mark Tronson firstname.lastname@example.org 0419 917 713.
Photo - Josh Robbie being presented the International Chairman’s Award by Russell Modlin
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