Winners: The 1980 New Era Contest


The 1980 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest treated us to the usual panoply of unforgettable images—the serene waters of Galilee; slippery amphibians squirming through little fingers; bottled birdsong, daisies, and lemonade afternoons; a nonmusical family learning to make beautiful music with “love notes”; and a young girl who learns to defeat her “missionary phobia” in a few simple, excruciating, and delightful lessons. These are only a few of the memorable moments in this year’s contest, and the selections on these pages are only a few of the winning entries. Others will be coming your way throughout the year.

As always, the entries were illuminated by something more than technical skill. A clear gospel light shines through the techniques and talents of young Latter-day Saints who approach the arts with wisdom, creativity, and reverence for beauty. As usual, we were impressed by the outstanding contributions of some very young men and women who have a head start on the field in the world of creativity.

Hymn Winners

1st Place

Dan Carter Mapleton, Utah

2nd Place

Brady R. Allred Salt Lake City, Utah

3rd Place

Sione T. Langi Haveluloto, Tonga

Honorable Mention

Brady R. Allred, Salt Lake City, Utah

Song Winners

1st Place

Brent Neal Jorgensen Mesa, Arizona

2nd Place

Jeffery W. Combe Idaho Falls, Idaho

3rd Place

Deanne Porter Casperson Pocatello, Idaho

Honorable Mention

Lois Watkins Pelham, New York

Deanne Porter Casperson Pocatello, Idaho

Keith Bradshaw Provo, Utah

Poetry Winners

1st Place

Gay Grimes Carmichael, California

2nd Place

Carrie Anne Rhodes Garland, Utah

3rd Place

Mary Jo Westenhaver Salt Lake City, Utah

Honorable Mention

David Groesbeck Rocky River, Ohio

Dayle King Searle Pocatello, Idaho

Stephanie Russell Bakersfield, California

Kristin Jo Santos Logan, Utah

Sylvia M. Maeda Kapaau, Hawaii

Fiction Winners

1st Place

Carolyn Campbell Sandy, Utah

2nd Place

David Hammond Ephrata, Washington

3rd Place

Mark E. Squires Mesa, Arizona

Honorable Mention

Annette Woodruff Olds, Alberta, Canada

Kristin Jo Santos Logan, Utah

Mary Jo Westenhaver Salt Lake City, Utah

Teri Anderson Camarillo, California

Article Winners

1st Place

Kristin Jo Santos Logan, Utah

2nd Place

Rebecca Richardson Idaho Falls, Idaho

3rd Place

Shirley Ellen Pullen Poplarville, Missouri

Honorable Mention

Guy M. Masters Tacoma, Washington

Kim Rives Branson, Missouri

Kirsten Christensen Tempe, Arizona

Art Winners

1st Place

Grant A. Taylor Yucapai, California

2nd Place

Cary Henrie Bountiful, Utah

3rd Place

Paul Furner Centerville, Utah

Honorable Mention

Brad Orsburn Lawton, Oklahoma

Lindy Tonkin Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

Photography Winners

1st Place

Kathryn Snyder Sandpoint, Idaho

2nd Place

Greg Bohnstedt Roseville, California

3rd Place

Diane Christopherson Providence, Utah

Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Eastman Medford, Oregon

T. J. Hankins Walnut Creek, California

Tom Hartvigsen Salt Lake City, Utah

Barry Howell Orem, Utah

Kevin Merrell Boise, Idaho

Eric Olson La Mirada, California

Theo Rawson Pocatello, Idaho

Kenneth J. Salizar Whittier, California

[illustration] Contest logo illustrated by Dennis Millard

[photos] Brent Neal Jorgensen; Gay Grimes; Carrie Anne Rhodes; Mary Jo Westenhaver

[photos] Carolyn Campbell; Mark E. Squires; Kristin Jo Santos; Rebecca Richardson; Shirley Ellen Pullen; Cary Henrie; Paul Furner; Kathryn Snyder; Greg Bohnstedt; Diane Christopherson