Monday 18 January 2021 is the start date the for young writer program in the new year. These are published in Christian Today.
There are 50 weeks in the 2021 young writer program as there was in 2020 and all the previous years. The New Year first 2 weeks are filled with articles by the 2020 Awards.
2021 is not a puzzle - but it does require a measure of arithmetic
10 Cycles of 5 weeks = 50 weeks
2021 - each young writer submits 1 article per Cycle
Total of 10 articles in the year
One per Cycle
Over all these years, one could not imagine how difficult this is to grasp. If anyone can count to five, anyone should be able to grapple with this.
Young writers in Week 1 of the program commence the week of 18 January.
Young writers in Week 2 of the program commence the week of 25 January
Young writers in Week 3 of the program commence the week of 1 February
Young writers in Week 4 of the program commence the week of 8 February
Young writers in Week 5 of the program commence the week of 15 February
That completes Cycle 1
Wait for it - there are 10 of these Cycles throughout the year.
Young writers are placed in Week lots - what does this mean? We try for 6 articles each day - 6 articles x 5 week days = 35 articles a week.
Week 1 - Australian young writers, Kiwi young writers
Week 2 - Australian young writers, Kiwi young writers
Week 3 - Seniors writers, Kiwi young writers
Week 4 - NZ senior writers, International young writers
Week 5 - Australian and International Over 31s
Plus there are Mission articles, Persecution articles, Sport articles, Music articles, Christian News and Dr Mark Tronson daily column.
How can I become a young writer
First – 18-30 years of age is where anyone starts
Second - the young person gets placed in a specific Week
Third – each Week has a coordinator, editor and photo selector
The Week Coordinator sends their Week three reminders for their due date.
Australia - Mark Tronson firstname.lastname@example.org
New Zealand - Esther Koh email@example.com
Internationals - Ashea West - Asheawest58@gmail.com
In 2021 these three young writer groups are separate to each other - but the three groups voluntarily come together for annual awards.
Young people are welcome to enquire to be published internationally in Christian Today (online).
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 25 books, and enjoys writing. 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 Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html