The annual Theology Awards in the young writer ministry run by Press Service International in conjunction with Christian Today have been issued for some years.
The basis of the Theology Award is as follows -
The Theology Award addresses the young writer’s grasp of the interlocking aspects of theological thinking and how the saving grace of Jesus powers thru.
There is a long list of celebrity young writers over the years who have been acknowledged for their astute theological appreciations.
So as to clarify this
Basil Sellers Award - determined by the Panellists marks
The following annual awards are of equal merit – all are different
Youth Development Award
This article features the 2020 Theology Awards
2020 Theology Awards
Aust 18-30 - Amy Manners, Adelaide
Aust Over 31s - Tom Anderson, Ipswich
Kiwis 18-30 - Jessica Knell, Auckland
Internationals 18-30 - Anna Waite, Camobodia
Internationals Over 31s - Jason Lalone, USA
Sport - David Goodwin and Travis Barnes, both Melbourne
Aust - Jo Fuller, Sunshine Coast
NZ - Mussita Ng, Wellington
Intn’ls - Francesca Tavares, West Indies
Illustrations of the Theology Award
Amy Manners illustrates harmonising theology in her articles
Anna Waite pulls together her years of mission experiences
Travis Barnes generates much thoughtfulness in his sport articles
Jo Fuller brings family issues into theology
Mussita Ng surrounds her pieces with bountiful theoolgy
As is obvious by this list, the Theology Award has an emphasis on the theological parameters of evangelical thinking.
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. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award, The Gutenberg. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. The above photo is the upper part from this portrait.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/mark-tronson.html