The 1977 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest

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    Giant spiders in danger of their lives, lonely dolls and little girls, the Ten-speed Cowboy and the Massachusetts Kid—what super surprises came to us in the 1977 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest! And here in the August issue we share some of them with you.

    These are not all of the winners, but they do represent the fine quality of work submitted for each category. Throughout the year you will be seeing the work of other contest winners as it is used to complement articles, stories, songs, and illustrations in the New Era magazine.

    Especially noteworthy in this year’s contest were the great number of young (12- to 16-year-old) writers whose work was of such high quality that it made it to the semifinals and the finals. A special note of congratulations and encouragement is sent to Terri Drake, 12; Laura L. McWhirter, 13; Terry Beane, 16; Linda Quon, 15; Amy Minnoch, 12; Scott Simpson, 16; Tami Lynn Crockett, 16; Sandy Schempp, 13; Alveda Polyak, 16; Becky Barker, 15; Tracy Hunt, 15; Jerilyn Hanson, 14; Lisa Marostica, 14; and Peter B. Ball, 16.

    Top Winners

    Brady R. Allred, Music
    Memphis, Tennessee

    Peter B. Ball, Poetry
    Dublin, Ireland
    BYU Scholarship

    Evan Belnap, Photography
    Iona, Idaho

    Marc A. Bolton, Nonfiction
    Conda, Idaho
    Ricks Scholarship

    Pat D. Buckner, Poetry
    Provo, Utah
    BYU Scholarship

    Kenneth A. Croft, Photography
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    John G. Dockum, Poetry
    Lincoln, Nebraska

    Hank W. Edrington, Fiction
    Grace, Idaho
    Ricks Scholarship

    Josephine England, Fiction
    Kaysville, Utah

    Catherine Hardy, Music
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Diane Hauserman, Art
    Hunter, Utah
    BYU Scholarship

    Sally Hunter, Poetry
    Rigby, Idaho
    Ricks Scholarship

    Tom Jay, Photography
    Farmington, New Mexico
    Ricks Scholarship

    Lisa Marostica, Nonfiction
    Collinsville, Connecticut

    Kevin Merrill, Nonfiction
    Boise, Idaho

    Larry E. Morris, Fiction
    Provo, Utah

    Kjirstin Rasmussen, Photography
    Walnut Creek, California

    Boyd M. Reschke, Photography
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Laird Roberts, Photography
    Anabella, Utah
    BYU Scholarship

    Bruce Rytting, Photography
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Jay Sumsion, Photography
    Richland, Washington
    Ricks Scholarship

    Heidi Waldrop, Nonfiction
    Grand Junction, Colorado
    BYU Scholarship

    Lee Wooley, Photography
    Ft. Collins, Colorado

    David Zabriskie, Music
    Provo, Utah
    BYU Scholarship

    Cash Awards

    Alan G. Baker, Nonfiction
    Brisbane, Australia

    Claudia Brackett, Photography
    Weymouth, Massachusetts

    Jeffrey J. Clark, Photography
    West Linn, Oregon

    LeRoy Chambers, Photography
    Bountiful, Utah

    Ann Marie Christensen, Photography
    Logan, Utah

    Stan Clegg, Photography
    Provo, Utah

    Jennifer Cowan, Fiction
    Roy, Utah

    Lynn Dalton, Photography
    Sunnyvale, California

    George Danielson, Photography
    Idaho Falls, Idaho

    Yvonne Dobson, Photography
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Terri Drake, Poetry
    Sheppard A.F.B., Texas

    Gay Lynn Grimes, Poetry
    Carmichael, California

    Eric Groeger, Photography
    San Diego, California

    Dwayne Hawryluk, Photography
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Hyrum B. Hiatt, Art
    Canoga Park, California

    Claudia Hill, Nonfiction
    Orem, Utah

    Mike Jensen, Photography
    Rancho Cordova, California

    Amanda L. Jones, Nonfiction
    London, England

    Laura L. McWhirter, Poetry
    St. Joseph, Missouri

    Colette Mitchell, Poetry
    Spanish Fork, Utah

    Steven Moosman, Photography
    Bountiful, Utah

    Craig Moyer, Photography
    Fairport, New York

    Jack R. Nichols, Photography
    Mesa, Arizona

    Cindy Ostler, Poetry
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Alyson Peck, Photography
    Portland, Oregon

    Steven L. Peck, Photography
    Schweinfurt, Germany

    Alveda Polyak, Poetry
    Joliet, Illinois

    Leslie Ward Powrie, Photography
    Florida Park, Republic of South Africa

    Robert Richardson, Photography
    Universal City, Texas

    Collette Ricks, Poetry
    Ucon, Idaho

    Melissa Robinson, Poetry
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Denise Saldivar, Fiction
    Concord, California

    Kathi Santori, Photography
    Farmington Hills, Michigan

    Scott Simpson, Poetry
    Seaford, Virginia

    Vernal R. Willis, Photography
    Taylor, Arizona

    Tri Wright, Photography
    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Lyle Wakefield
    Provo, Utah

    Allred; Ball; Belnap; Bolton; Buckner; Croft; Dockum; Edrington; England; Hardy; Hauserman; Hunter; Jay; Marostica; Merrill; Morris; Rasmussen; Reschke; Roberts; Rytting; Sumsion; Waldrop; Wooley; Zabriskie