Australian young writer Amy Manners won the Australian Theology Award presented at the annual young writers conference on the Gold Coast on Saturday.
The Awards are presented at 4.00pm of the conference each year – there are a number of awards but with Covid 19 restrictions many were unable to attend in 2020.
Each of the Australian young writers in the Press Service International program in conjunction with Christian Today sent in their BEST article for the five Panellists to mark out of 25 - the 25 mark was chosen as in previous years there have been too many multiple winners out of 10 marks.
The Australian Panellists
Gavin Lawrie - a retired barrister
Vicki Nunn - editor of SPAG
Aira Chilcott - a retired college educator
Kandima Awendila - 2018 Over 31s Winner
Cheryl McGrath - 2017 and 2018 Basil Sellers winner
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.
Amy is a Press Services International Columnist from Adelaide. She has a BA in Creative Writing and Screen & Media, and now works as a freelance photographer, videographer and writer. She was runner-up in the 2018 Basil Sellars Award and in 2019 the Tronson Award for her diligence in producing the young writer newsy bits videos.
Amy has now taken a step back from the front line in these fabulous newsy bits videos and is firmly in the back room helping the fresh faces fronting the newsy bits videos.
Amy’s previous articles can be viewed here: http://www.pressserviceinternational.org/amy-manners.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