The first thing we can say is that everyone is looking forward in anticipation to the 2018 young writers conference in New Zealand after such a delightful time on the Sunshine Coast on the 12 August this year.
The speakers were great, Mark Furler on News Angles and John Lemmon on Blogging. The focus groups in the afternoon sessions proved to be a place where the young writers from around the world met each other and we had young writer interviews and a period dress sword exhibition. Plus the annual awards.
Now, for the record !
Basil Sellers Awards
2015—Sophia Sinclair and Jeremy Suisted
2016—Matt Browning and Kara Greening
2015—Genevieve Wilson and Paul Lewis
2015—Andrew Sinclair (NZ) and Sam Manchester (Aust)
2016—Thomas Devenish (Aust) and Tim Shallard (NZ)
2017—Haydn Lea (Aust) and Matthew Joils (NZ), Stacy-Ann Smith (Internationals)
2013—Anne-Marie De Villiers
2014—Brad Mills, Anne-Marie, Wes Tronson
2017—Jeremy Dover, David Goodwin, Wes Tronson. Josh Hinds
Consistency 'Tronson' Awards (2nd place)
2015—Jeremy Dover, Rebecca Moore, Charlotte Cox
2013—Casey Murray and Sophia Sinclair
2015—Tim Newman and Brad Mills
Special Awards 2017
Meenal Chanda—Encouragement Award
Ashley Menelaws—Week Collater Encouragement Award
We thank the panellists for their untiring service through the first six months of the year in their dedication to marking the young writers and allocating points to determine these wonderful winners.
Young people between the ages of 18–30 are invited to contact Press Service International and enquire—firstname.lastname@example.org—0419 917 713
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