Jared Diprose of Auckland New Zealand hand crafted a bowl as a thank you on behalf of the Press Service International young writers for Mr Basil Sellers AM the major sponsor of the young writer program.
Presented at the annual awards conference on 1 August to Russell Modlin the Chairman of the Leadership Group Young Writers whereupon the bowl was sent to Mr Sellers for when he returned from overseas. Mr Sellers was delighted with it.
Jared Diprose spoke at the 2014 young writers conference in Tweed Heads of his vision for an art warehouse and was signing a lease the day after his return in mid September. One month later he lost his left eye in an industrial accident at the art warehouse and in March this year he married his sweetheart Sierra.
Both Jared and Sierra came over from Auckland for the 2015 young writer conference and presentation.
2015 Awards – Panellist Selections
These awards only apply to those young writers at the conference and indicate the article of each young writer from the collective view of the Panellists who considered - their best article of the marking period – January to July 2015.
Kandima Awendila - The Cost of poor self control
Jason LaLone - The daily grind
Charis Jackson - Work and wonder
Oscar Duan - Friendships never ever end
Matt Browning - Everyone's a racist
Sophia Sinclair - The Internet diet: click bait, listicles and cute animal pictures
Sam Rillstone - From riches to rags
Brad Mills - Why vulnerability can be scarier than sharks
Andrew Sinclair - A father's vengeance
Tash McGill - Why pithy jokes and bad advice will ruin you
Jeremy Suisted - Jesus loves waffle irons
Bex Silver - Thailand: my teacher
Tim Newman - What about the Spanish Inquisition
Jared Diprose - Your dream sounds silly
Michele Ong - Talent: use it or lose it
Claire Debrois - You're a feminist
Charlotte Goiris - If the church was like an acting studio
Alex Gillespie - Should Christians live separately from society
Russell Modlin - Should I give up being a dad
Zach Radloff - Version control and church
Rebecca Moore - The thing about that goat
Tim Everton - A premise on evil
David Luschwitz - A propensity for compassion
Michael Enderby - Why do we chase new paths
Jeremy Dover - The line in the sand
Laura Veloso - Cyclones ... shaken but not stirred
Christopher Archibald - A rather sad and long story
Bridget Brenton - Why I (unlike Tolkien) write Christian fiction
Sam Manchester - The danger of distraction
Belinda Croft - Stressed? Exhausted? The deception of bad busyness
Liana Monaghan - A call to wisdom
Meenal Chandra - Little things matter
Sam Gillespie - Being involved is healthy – in balance
Sam James - Thank God He's not in religion
Benjamin James - You stand on the blood of the martyrs
Michael Dahlenburg - The dodgy church visitor
Grace Mathew - NFL star Tim Shaw facing a life threatening disease
Josh Hinds - Pacquiao and Mayweather. Two major fights and one misplaced
Wesley Tronson - Chelsea edge closer to Championship
David Goodwin - Feeding the minnows to the sharks
Jeremy Dover - Cadel's Final Race
Tim Newman - Brave new world
Press Service International young writer program with Christian Today, which is the 3rd largest Christian News provider in the world. It is one of the most astonishing features in publishing young people.
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.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html