Photo - John Grocott the Over 31’s Statistician
The Press Service International young writer program in conjunction with Christian Today has now received from the various statisticians the 2018 young writer award results.
These 2018 awards will be presented in a little over 5 weeks in Christchurch at the annual conference and awards. The certificates are provided by young writer Sam Gillespie’s parents who own such an ‘awards’ business.
The young writer program commenced on Monday 15 January – with the marking season running through to mid July by the five sets of Panellists.
The International Young Writer Panellists are
Dr Vic Matthews
Rev Euan McDonald
Mr Daniel Stott
Dr Nathanael Yates
Ms Danielle Stott - 2014 Basil Sellers Award
Photo - Bill Chilcott the Over 31’s Statistician
New Zealand Panellists
Panellists for the Over 31's
New Zealand / Internationals
Photo - Talisa Paris-Proby Over 31’s Pannelist
This is a complicated role and therefore we have different people doing the stats for different groups - this is the tim,e the Statisticians shine.
Over 31's groups
The 2018 panellists have concluded their duties as have the statisticians for 2018 leading up to the annual awards young writer conference in Christchurch on Saturday 1 September – a little over 5 weeks away.
Photo - Brian Carrell a New Zealand Panellist
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
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