Winners: 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

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