The 1984 New Era Contest Winners: Tomorrow Remembered


A year ago we invited you to tune up for tomorrow by creating music, art, photography, or literature with a future. Today we offer you some of the fruits of all those yesterdays you spent accepting our invitation. It is a delicious present from your past.

As children of the modern age you know that a computer program can transform a familiar scene into something surprisingly different. We have learned that your unique gift of seeing can do the same thing and do it better. On the wings of your vision, we have traveled far and seen, with wonder, many new and unexpected vistas.

In poetry there were old sneakers laughing through puddles; streams of honey sunshine; swan wings beating white against the sky; a conversation with the frog in the throat; a bird embracing the wind; summer hail rebounding like popcorn; and a home run in the cosmic baseball game. In the article category, an ill-formed bottle became a warm link between a young man and a loving father. Fiction unveiled a bright new lesson on the importance of missionary work.

Photography brought us mountainscapes and cityscapes, the miracle of a rose, and the intimate world of a girl and her dog. Art offered a glimpse into a human soul through a sensitive portrait.

A hint of the glory awaiting those whose eye is single to the glory of God shone through the song category, and the winning hymn spread before us the sweet land of prayer.

Unfortunately, in these few pages, we can only share with you a few of the interior landscapes we saw in judging the contest, but we will try to find a place for more of them throughout the year. We hope what you read and see here will help make your own future a place well worth the journey.

Poetry

1st Place

Lori Anne Brown (19) Boise, Idaho

1st Place

David Thompson (17) Vancouver, Washington

3rd Place

Noreen A. Haws (23) Noble, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention

Melanie Anderson (23) Logan, Utah

Lori Bria (20) Alpine, Utah

Neal T. Dorenbosch (19) Logan, Utah

Lyle Hornbaker (22) Colorado Springs, Colorado

Deborah Morrow (22) Bountiful, Utah

Heather Ohern (17) Lilburn, Georgia

Debbie Pace (17) Bountiful, Utah

Katherine Roberts (14) Seattle, Washington

Nancy L. Sorensen (26) Logan, Utah

Ann South (17) Pittsburg, Kansas

Annette Woodruff (17) Olds, Alberta, Canada

Song

1st Place

Brent N. Jorgensen (25) Mesa, Arizona

2nd Place

Bonnie Gardner (25) El Toro, California

3rd Place

Danette M. Taggart (26) Logan, Utah

Honorable Mention

Roxanna Glass (14) Weston, West Virginia

Dian Turner (16) Bedford, Wyoming

Article

1st Place

Craig J. Smith (24) Orem, Utah

2nd Place

Gregory Bohnstedt (21) Roseville, California

3rd Place

Rebecca Abramson (17) Alexandria, Virginia

Honorable Mention

Paul J. Affleck (18) Idaho Falls, Idaho

Lori Anne Brown (19) Boise, Idaho

Rebecca Burgoyne (18) American Fork, Utah

Lisa Garff (15) Salt Lake City, Utah

Amy Lynne Owen (12) Highland, Utah

LeResa Sanders (19) Montpelier, Idaho

Photography

1st Place

John R. Foster (26) Portland, Oregon

2nd Place

Rex Strother (22) Seal Beach, California

3rd Place

Gina Georgianna (17) Downey, California

Honorable Mention

J. Todd Anderson (21) Ogden, Utah

Gregory Bohnstedt (21) Roseville, California

Eric Gillett (19) Naperville, Illinois

Stacy Holiday (18) Los Angeles, California

Jeri Jeppson (26) Salt Lake City, Utah

Donna L. Ripley (18) Newington, Connecticut

Karen Rookhuyzen (18) Lompoc, California

Eric VanOrman (21) Salt Lake City, Utah

Tuulikki Veijola (20) Helsinki, Finland

Hymn

1st Place

Brent N. Jorgensen (25) Mesa, Arizona

Honorable Mention

Mark J. Nielsen (22) Provo, Utah

Lindy (Heidi) VanOrder (24) Queens Village, New York

Fiction

1st Place

Tory Anderson (22) Burley, Idaho

2nd Place

J. Scott Henrie (25) Ogden, Utah

3rd Place

Karen Backman (18) Provo, Utah

Honorable Mention

Carol Ann Ham (19) Athens, Ohio

David Jensen (23) Tustin, California

David Mackey (22) Manti, Utah

Thomas R. Rowley (21) Littleton, Colorado

Dayle King Searle (24) Pocatello, Idaho

David Thompson (17) Vancouver, Washington

Margo Captain Wilcox (26) Covina, California

Carole Ann Winn (15) Houston, Texas

Art

1st Place

Michelle Henrie (16) West Jordan, Utah

2nd Place

Lisa Standing (17) Chico, California

3rd Place

Michelle Stacey (17) State College, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention

Jeff Frost (20) West Jordan, Utah

Eric Gillett (19) Naperville, Illinois

Kelly Smith (25) Sparks, Nevada

Yvonne Williams (16) Santa Barbara, California

[photos] Lori Anne Brown; David Thompson; Noreen A. Haws; Brent N. Jorgensen; Bonnie Gardner; Danette M. Taggart; Craig J. Smith; Gregory Bohnstedt; Rebecca Abramson

[photos] John R. Foster; Rex Strother; Gina Georgianna; Brent N. Jorgensen; Tory Anderson; J. Scott Henrie; Karen Backman; Michelle Henrie; Lisa Standing; Michelle Stacey