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 by Eldon Linschoten; neon sign by Impact Signs, Salt Lake City

    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