Winners: The 1978 New Era Writing, Photography, Music, and Art Contest

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    Congratulations! You’ve once again proved that young Latter-day Saints can write and draw and shoot and compose as well as any young people anywhere. We were especially impressed this year with the poetry and music. Through poetry we met a young man who talks to walls and a young lady who sees her own eyes smiling back at her from a portrait of her grandmother. We’ve also come to know Christ better, both as a skillful carpenter and a loving Savior, master of wood and nails. The music ran from moving hymns and joyous Christmas carols to the sprightly “Bugaloo Blues” duet for piano composed by 12-year-old twins. One young composer bridged the generations by writing music for her grandmother’s poem. The selections you will see on these pages represent only a small fraction of the winning entries, but they will give you an idea of their consistent excellence. We will be using other contest winners throughout the coming year.

    Fiction Winners

    1st Place

    Richard B. Williams New York, New York

    2nd Place

    Dian Saderup Salt Lake City, Utah

    3rd Place

    Laurel Stowe Hinesburg, Vermont

    Honorable Mention:

    Paula Last Hurricane, Utah

    Richard Slawson Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    Laura Tommey Montclair, California

    Article Winners

    1st Place

    Dian Saderup Salt Lake City, Utah

    2nd Place

    Michelle Gurney East Brunswick, New Jersey

    3rd Place

    Debra Spong Hadfield Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Honorable Mention:

    Kathryn Hoggan Bellevue, Washington

    Becki Prengel Placerville, California

    Adolf Singh Kowloon, Hong Kong

    Kirk Wilkinson Whittier, California

    Ann Woodbury Scotia, New York

    Song Winners

    1st Place

    Rae Ann Rasmussen Ephraim, Utah

    2nd Place

    Toni Tietjen Bountiful, Utah

    3rd Place

    Brett Zumsteg Skokie, Illinois

    Honorable Mention:

    Brady Allred Memphis, Tennessee

    Dan Carter Caldwell, Idaho

    Kathaleen Colton Billings, Montana

    Michele Sadler Magna, Utah

    Darrin Thomas Las Vegas, Nevada

    David Thomas Las Vegas, Nevada

    Hymn Winners

    1st Place

    Dan Carter Caldwell, Idaho

    2nd Place

    Brady Allred Memphis, Tennessee

    3rd Place

    Stephen Jones Murray, Utah

    Honorable Mention:

    Kevin Pace Salt Lake City, Utah

    Poetry Winners

    1st Place

    Laurel Stowe Hinesburg, Vermont

    2nd Place

    Dayle King Meridian, Idaho

    3rd Place

    Linda Hoffman Kimball Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Honorable Mention:

    Lee Grace Aquino San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines

    Dan Carter Caldwell, Idaho

    James Christiansen Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Debra Spong Hadfield Pleasant Grove, Utah

    Soon Heng Lim Taiping, Perak, West Malaysia

    Melanie Mendenhall Richfield, Utah

    Collette Ricks Ucon, Idaho

    Bryce Rytting Salt Lake City, Utah

    Elizabeth Sainsbury Sandy, Utah

    Brad Wilcox Provo, Utah

    Darrell J. Wyatt Pasco, Washington

    Art Winners

    1st Place

    Michal Diane Luch Salt Lake City, Utah

    2nd Place

    Mickey Reasor Colbert, Washington

    Honorable Mention:

    Kaylene Barrett Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia

    Nancy Lunt Omaha, Nebraska

    Linda Hoffman Kimball Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Julie Pilcher South Jordan, Utah

    Photography Winners

    1st Place

    Kevin Merrill Boise, Idaho

    2nd Place

    F. Albert Sanchez, Jr. Quincy, California

    Honorable Mention:

    Greg Bohnstedt Roseville, California

    Claudia M. Brackett Weymouth, Massachusetts

    Lee Burbank Tallahassee, Florida

    Roger Carroll Sacramento, California

    Brian Chaffin Bountiful, Utah

    Mark Clark Tracy, California

    Kurt Draper Salt Lake City, Utah

    Brien W. Field Tustin, California

    David Foster North Little Rock, Arkansas

    Martin E. Franke Rexburg, Idaho

    Joseph Garrard Provo, Utah

    Steven Grover Englewood, Colorado

    Jill Higbee Salt Lake City, Utah

    N. LeGrande Jack Farmington, New Mexico

    Ingrid Jensen Payson, Utah

    Brent E. Johnson Mesa, Arizona

    Paul Mower Richfield, Utah

    Darryl B. Nielsen Vaughn, Montana

    Nathan Parker Turlock, California

    Bryan Peterson Provo, Utah

    Leslie W. Powrie Florida Park, South Africa

    Kjirstin Rasmussen Biviers, France

    Ray H. Shatzer Elsinore, California

    Ronald L. Telford Seattle, Washington

    John Wagner Salt Lake City, Utah

    Thomas Walker Pittsburg, Kansas

    Yvonne Wright Salt Lake City, Utah

    Stanley Zohner Moab, Utah

    [photo] Photo by Eldon Linschoten; neon sign by Impact Signs, Salt Lake City

    [photos] Richard B. Williams; Dian Saderup; Michelle Gurney; Rae Ann Rasmussen; Toni Tietjen; Dan Carter; Brady Allred; Stephen Jones; Laurel Stowe; Dayle King; Linda Hoffman Kimball; Michal Diane Luch; Mickey Reasor; Kevin Merrill