Windows of Light: The 1986 New Era Contest Winners


“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