We encourage life-changing Christian writing so that lives, communities and cultures are transformed as people discover Jesus in a way that is authentic and culturally meaningful. The Australian Christian Book of the Year, Young Australian Christian Writer and Teen Writer awards are given annually for original writing by Australian citizens. These awards recognise and encourage excellence in Australian Christian writing.
Mark Conner is the Senior Minister at CityLife Church, a diverse community meeting in locations across Melbourne. He has a doctor of ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and is passionate about seeing people change and grow. Mark is married to Nicole and they have three adult children. He loves basketball, music, reading and cooking. He is an avid Geelong Cats supporter.
Judith Nichols has a doctorate in classics and ancient history and qualifications in theology, missiology, education and linguistics. She is married to Tony, and they have four children and thirteen grandchildren. She Judith and Tony have ministered together in Indonesia, with indigenous Australians at Nungalinya College and training missionary candidates. She has also taught at Trinity Theological College, Perth. Currently, she coordinates women’s ministry at Dalkeith Anglican Church.
Alex Crawford holds degrees in arts, law and theology. He is a practising barrister in Brisbane. Outside the law, he is interested in books, music and seeing the Brisbane Lions win. Alex is married to Penny. They have three adult children and attend St Mark’s Anglican Church, Clayfield. He is the secretary of the Mathew Hale Public Library.