Winners: The 1980 New Era Contest

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    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