The annual Tronson 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 Tronson Award is two fold – one is consistency and one is being involved with the young writer ministry.
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 Tronson Awards
2020 Tronson Awards
Aust 18-30 - Thomas Devenish, Tasmania
Aust Over 31s - Rachel Li, Sydney
Kiwis 18-30 - Matthew Thornton, Auckland
Internationals 18-30 - Crystelda Naidoo, South Africa
Internationals Over 31s - Kacy Garvey, West Indies
Sport - Phil Hall, Melbourne
Aust - Neville Hiatt
NZ - Esther Koh, Wellington
Intn’ls - Kimberley Salmon, West Indies
Illustrations of the Tronson Award
Rachel Li is the Coordinator of the Week 2 young writers.
Matthew Thornton is the coordinator of Kiwi young writers Weeks 1-2
Kacy Garvey produces the International Newsy Bits videos
Phil Hall coordinates and edits the sport writers
Neville Hiatt is a senior writer editor
Esther Koh is the Kiwi young writer editor
As is obvious by this list, the Tronson Award has a strong emphasis on the practical outworking of the young writer ministry.
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