Join the Temple Sunrise and Sunset Photo Challenge

Contributed By Jenny Poffenbarger, LDS.org Church News staff writer

  • 23 July 2015

There are only a few more days to join the Temple Sunrise and Sunset photo challenge sponsored by create.lds.org!

“Few have captured the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the restoration of it in music, in art, in literature. They have not, therefore, even though they were gifted, made a lasting contribution to the onrolling of the Church and kingdom of God.” —President Boyd K. Packer

There are only a few more days to join the Temple Sunrise and Sunset photo challenge sponsored by create.lds.org!

Create.lds.org—a website where members to can use their creative talents to help build the kingdom of God—invites photographers around the world to submit photos of LDS temples at sunrise and sunset. Photos must be sent in before midnight Monday, July 27, 2015.

Submit photos here and follow the steps. Be sure to include the words “Photo Contest” in the description in order to be considered for the contest.

The top photos will be posted to the Create LDS Media Facebook page, where you can vote for your favorite. The one with the most likes will win!

You can submit multiple photos, though you are asked not to submit photos that have been previously submitted to the Church. The entries must be full resolution and color photos with no watermarks.

The winner will receive a free CD of the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and have their photo featured on the Create LDS Media Facebook page.

Make a “lasting contribution” on create.lds.org

President Boyd K. Packer (1924–2015), who was President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and also an acclaimed artist, stated that some artists have achieved greatness but have missed what they might have become if they had contributed to the kingdom of God. “Few have captured the spirit of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the restoration of it in music, in art, in literature,” he said. “They have not, therefore, even though they were gifted, made a lasting contribution to the onrolling of the Church and kingdom of God in the dispensation of the fulness of times” (“The Arts and the Spirit of the Lord,” Ensign, Aug. 1976, 61).

Create.lds.org has many categories for professional or highly skilled members to submit original photos, videos, music, design, and writing. For actors or models, there is also a casting section where casting needs are listed for current Church projects.

Certain standards apply to each category, and not every submission will be accepted.

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