New Zealand Panellists in the Press Service International Australian and New Zealand young writer program with Christian Today named their "Best Articles" of the year at the recent Awards night on the Gold Coast.
The seven New Zealand Panellists as well as marking the young writer's articles for the overall Basil Sellers $1000 Young Writer Award and the overall Consistency Best Article $500, named The Mark and Delma Tronson, were also requested to list out their seven best articles of the year.
Those young writers on those Panellists' lists received a PSI young writer Best Article inscribed coffee mug along with a certificate with their articles listed selected by the Panellists, deemed their seven "best articles".
Not all New Zealand Panellists listed seven articles they deemed as best. These NZ young writers were listed:
Casey Murray - Auckland
Jeremy Suisted - Cambridge
Sophia Sinclair - Christchurch
Jared Diprose - Auckland
Tash McGill - Auckland
Brad Mills - Auckland
Several of these young writers were sighted by the Panellists with several of their articles:
Secret sharing web sites x 3 Panellists
Motherhood. Will I ever be more than this?
Growing up ginger
A dirty glory (How I failed at weights) x 3 Panellists
Death, Dylan, Thomas and a cat named Oscar x 2 Panellists
Love, Lions and Virtual Love
Sex Isn't My Fault x 2 Panellists
Because I'm happy ... kind of
We need to get better at dying
Stop trying to solve the big problems
The way you talk to young people (was how you used to talk to me)
Getting cynical about signs from God
Stepping out of the boat
The dirty blackboard
Well-Being Australia also noted another young writer whose articles was quite exceptional.
Don't read this if you can't handle a mystery
The only articles legitimately considered were those young writers who attended the annual conference as financial awards were applicable.
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