Three sport writers Jeremy Dover, Wes Tronson and David Goodwin
The Press Service International young writer awards have consistently had an enthusiastic touch – and no less this year leading up to the annual young writers conference on the Sunshine Coast - Saturday 12 August.
These Basil Sellers Young Writer Awards fall into various categories and next year it will all change again after the Awards Commission reports back initiating fresh parameters – but this year they remain as they have been since the awards were established in 2013.
Basil Sellers Awards
1st - Alison Barkley
2nd - Laura Veloso
1st - Danielle Stott
2nd - Sarah Young
1st - Belinda Croft
2nd - Jeremy Dover, Charley Cox, Rebecca Moore
1st - Tim Everton
2nd - Talisa Paris
2015 - Sam Manchester
2016 - Thomas Devenish
2016 Australian Theology Award Thomas Devenish
1st - Daniel Jang
2nd - Casey Murray, Sophia Sinclair
1st - Casey Murray
2nd - Sophia Sinclair
1st - Sophia Sinclair, Jeremy Suisted
2nd - Brad Mills, Tim Newman
1st - Matt Bowning, Kara Greening
2nd - Tim Newman
2013 - Sam Burrows
2014 - Jeremy Suisted
2015 - Andrew Sinclair
2016 - Tim Shallard
1st - Paul Lewis, Genevieve Wilson
1st - Andrew Sinclair
2013 - Annemarie de Villiers
2014 - Wes Tronson, Brad Mills, Annemarie de Villiers
2015 - David Goodwin
2016 - Tim Newman
2016 the sport award was named - The Tony Dunkerley Sport Award
2013 New Zealand Theology Award Sam Burrows
2017 – Who will be added to this list
The statistician for the Australian, Internationals and Sport young writers Bill Chilcott from Canberra has stated the marks were extremely close up to the end of Cycle 4 with the one Cycle remaining.
A set of panellists for each category marked the young writers for the first 5 Cycles (6 months) and those points were sent to Bill Chilcott after each round of marking.
Equally close are the Kiwi young writers with New Zealand statistician Christina Tyson says their marks were within a hair's breath, again to the end of Cycle 4 with the one Cycle remaining.
We await with much anticipation as to who are the Basil Sellers Young Writer Award winners for 2017.
Christina Tyson NZ young writer statistician
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.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at