Windows of Light: The 1986 New Era Contest Winners

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    “And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;

    “Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space” (D&C 88:11–12).

    We asked you for light and we got it. Shimmering through the windows of your God-given talents, it became a rainbow of sounds, images, thoughts, and feelings. It was worthy of its Source.

    The light of your poetry fell on sea lambs floating through haze; a two-wheeled stallion; lime green rivulets of sno-cone; a wise old speaker quoting Haggai; a quilted heaven; a sun that melts chocolate and blows ginger; red, slush watermelons; a girl standing tall as she bows in prayer; a buffalo like an aged scholar; and dancers of light in the night sky.

    The winning article glows with the light of prayer. The fiction blazes with a message of tolerance and love. The winning song sparkles with the radiance of our Heavenly Father’s caring. The hymn gleams with the wonder of the Atonement. Art highlights the many different lights in which familiar things can be seen, and the photographs reflect the glory of God shining in the faces of his children.

    Your creativity has filled us with light and delight. We hope that these pages will do the same for you.

    Hymn

    1st Place

    Rebecca Woodworth (20) Bountiful, UT

    Honorable Mention

    James Liddle (21) Pleasant Grove, UT

    Stephen Weatherford (18) Statesboro, GA

    Photography

    1st Place

    Ned James (18) Farmington, NM

    2nd Place

    Lynn Howlett (23) Anchorage, AK

    3rd Place

    Andy Zmolek (15) Aurora, CO

    Honorable Mention

    Lisa Downs (20) Grand Junction, CO

    Katherine Gossett (17) Citrus Heights, CA

    Stacy Holiday (20) Los Angeles, CA

    Lisa Metcalf (15) Sandy, UT

    Article

    1st Place

    Kirsten Christensen (22) Tempe, AZ

    2nd Place

    Heather Mary Ann Smith (15) West Jordan, UT

    3rd Place

    Laura Kay Worthington (17) Salt Lake City, UT

    Honorable Mention

    Leann Allred (20) Roosevelt, UT

    David R. Brinley (22) Ogden, UT

    Betty A. Curry (26) Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    A. J. Harding (14) Gresham, OR

    Kay Lynn Mangum (16) Bountiful, UT

    Fiction

    1st Place

    Dayle King Searle (26) Shelley, ID

    2nd Place

    Shona K. Randall (15) Johannesburg, South Africa

    3rd Place

    Michele Bunnell (18) South Jordan, UT

    Honorable Mention

    Judy Lynn Atkinson (20) Glendale, AZ

    Carol Ann Ham (21) Athens, OH

    Rebecca M. Rice (19) Salt Lake City, UT

    Laura Kay Worthington (17) Salt Lake City, UT

    Poetry

    1st Place

    Lance Larsen (24) Lakewood, CO

    2nd Place

    Lisa Garff (17) Salt Lake City, UT

    3rd Place

    Laurie D. Smith (17) Provo, UT

    Honorable Mention

    Kathy Carlisle (17) Memphis, TN

    Catherine Jackson (20) Ephraim, UT

    Debra Lyn Menssen (16) Sandy, UT

    Tryn Peterson (17) Escondido, CA

    Dayle King Searle (26) Shelley, ID

    Leica Stewart (22) Menlo Park, CA

    Heidi Tonks (12) Los Alamos, NM

    Laura Kay Worthington (17) Salt Lake City, UT

    Song

    1st Place

    Stephen P. Schank (18) Las Vegas, NV

    2nd Place

    Jillayne Hales (22) Las Vegas, NV

    3rd Place

    Rebecca Woodworth (20) Bountiful, UT

    Honorable Mention

    Judy Garner (18) Boise, ID

    Nanette Garrison (20) Anacortes, WA

    Art

    1st Place

    Chris Diener (18) Encinitas, CA

    2nd Place

    Rachel Adams (18) Pittsford, NY

    3rd Place

    Lynell Barrett (21) Idaho Falls, ID

    Honorable Mention

    John Bigley (17) San Diego, CA

    Holly C. Chase (18) Torrance, CA

    Denise Fuller Glendora, CA

    Melissa Holper (17) Mansfield, MO

    [photos] Rebecca Woodworth; Ned James; Lynn Howlett; Andy Zmolek; Kirsten Christensen; Heather Mary Ann Smith; Laura Kay Worthington; Dayle King Searle; Shona K. Randall; Michele Bunnell; Lance Larsen; Lisa Garff; Laurie D. Smith; Stephen P. Schank; Jillayne Hales; Chris Diener; Rachel Adams; Lynell Barrett