Peter Brookshaw 2017 Australia's Tronson 'Consistency' Award (2nd) presented by Russell Modlin
Australia's Peter Brookshaw and New Zealand's Irenie How are the celebrated winners of the 2017 $500 Basil Sellers Young Writer 'Tronson Award' for Consistency presented on Saturday at the annual young writer conference held on the Sunshine Coast at the Alexandra Park Conference Centre.
Peter Brookshaw and Irenie How were in effect, '2nd place' this year as determined by the Australian and New Zealand Panellists who marked every young writer's articles in the first six months on the year.
Pete Brookshaw is the Senior Minister of The Salvation Army Craigieburn, Melbourne. He has a Bachelor of both Business and Theology and is passionate about the church being dynamic and effective in the world and creating communities of faith that are outward-focused, innovative, passionate about the lost and committed to societal change. He has been blogging since 2006. Peter Brookshaw’s articles may be viewed here
Irenie How from Christchurch, her CV for her articles reads – Irenie was rescued from darkness by the grace of God when she was running away. God showed her He is the Lord and she wants you to know this too. She designs, illustrates, loves, moves forward, and lives. Irenie How’s previous articles may be viewed here http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/irenie-how.html
Irenie How 2017 NZ Tronson 'Consistency' Award presented by Russell Modlin
PSI - Press Service International – Christian Today
The young writer program is coordinated by PSI in conjunction with Christian Today with 85 young writers from Australia, New Zealand and around the world.
These young writers are published once every 5 weeks with 10 articles a year, submitting 'comment' pieces on a wide range of subjects. Published in Christian Today which is part of CMCI which has 100 mast heads around the world conveying Christian news along with specific publishing programs such as our young writers.
This is giving these young people a voice into the international marketplace of ideas. Young people between the ages of 18-30 are invited into the program and once these young writers hit 30 they are welcomed to continue to 35 whereupon, they might become 'senior writers'.
Conference lunch – Peter and Jo Brookshaw with Josh Hinds (Agnes Waters), Leigh Clough (Gold Coast) and Jeremy Dover (Horsham)
Two literary champions
Peter Brookshaw has been blogging since 2006 at http://www.petebrookshaw.com/ on leadership and faith. He is a celebrated blogger having been re-published around the world. He spoke on Blogging at the 2016 'One Day in Melbourne'. He is a Salvation Army non-stop running machine in ministry with fun loving merriment.
Peter wrote the book 'Holy' which each young writer at the conference was gifted through Well-Being Australia at $10 each copy, the parent ministry to PSI young writers.
Irenie How is the Kiwi young writers 'editor' for Christian Today New Zealand. This is a constant 24/7 mission activity which includes collating the articles (this means sending reminders and chasing up), editing the articles and corresponding with each of the Kiwi young writers as required. Then Irenie sets out the 5 week schedule for young writer publishing days for each for the Cycles. No small effort!
Moreover, Irenie How uploads each evening - the Kiwi young writers - for publishing onto the Christian Today New Zealand platform. Check out some of her work on Instagram (@irenie.anne) or Behance and drop her a line!
Christchurch's Irenie How interviewed by Russell Modlin at the 2017 young writers conference
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 - a 4 min video
Chairman – Well-Being Australia
Baptist Minister 44 years
- 1984 - Australian cricket team chaplain 17 years (Ret)
- 2001 - Life After Cricket (18 years Ret)
- 2009 - Olympic Ministry Medal – presented by Carl Lewis
- 2019 - The Gutenberg - (ARPA Christian Media premier award)
Gutenberg video - 2min 14sec
Married to Delma for 44 years with 4 children and 5 grand children