For some years now Press Service International (PSI) has incorporated a number of young writers as Panellists who determine the various annual Basil Sellers Awards.
This decision was a follow-up on the young writer policy encouraging young people to be published and therefore the next obvious step was to see them become the Panellists.
The Panellists in 2020 marked the same categories – the panellists mark the best article as determined by each young writer.
Young writers as Panellists
The following young writers were panellists in 2020
Each of these panellists were young writers or current writers. They have developed experience and have proven themselves to be excellent in their determinations.
These young Panellists
There are 5 panellists in each category - welcome to do the Maths
Aust Over 31
Internationals Over 31s
Each group has 5 panellists = 9 categories = 45 people
How it works
There are connect people who are critical to the panellist program. These Connect people receive the Best Article from each young writer. They compile their list and forward them to their respective panellists.
Once each panellist has done their marking on a marking sheet – the sheet is then emailed to the respective statisticians. This was I am at arms length of the process at every level.
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