Contest Winners: Creating New Horizons


When they first arrived in the then desolate Salt Lake Valley, the pioneers did not let the desert environment discourage them. They looked to the horizon and to a brighter future. They put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and, in a short time, had transformed the desert into a blossoming garden of industry and growth.

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 1997 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest. These finalists have captured the pioneer spirit in their art, photography, story telling, and poetry. They, too, are creating new horizons.

Art

First Place

Bryan Drury, 16 Salt Lake City, Utah

Second Place

Kim Mickelson, 18 Centerville, Utah

Third Place

Jason Jacobs, 19 Taylorsville, Utah

Honorable Mention

Danielle Salmon, 14 Edmonton, Canada

Leslie Chester, 16 Lindon, Utah

Cherstin Russon, 18 Greeley, Colorado

Daisey O’Dell, 19 Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

John E. Howell, 19 Laguna Hills, California

Photography

First Place

Rachel Gray, 19 Springfield, Virginia

Second Place

Elizabeth McPhie, 17 San Diego, California

Third Place

Justin Rowe, 19 South Jordan, Utah

Honorable Mention

Stacy L. Whitman, 22 Galesburg, Illinois

Katie Darling, 14 Orem, Utah

April Anderson, 17 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Katie Chatelain, 13 Clinton, Utah

Erin Holmberg, 19 Salt Lake City, Utah

Article

First Place

Christina Cavanaugh, 16 Barranquilla, Colombia

Second Place

Jacqueline James, 18 Raleigh, North Carolina

Third Place

Brooke Noel Robbins, 17 Salt Lake City, Utah

Honorable Mention

Katy Skinner, 23 Provo, Utah

Ondrea White, 18 Globe, Arizona

Heather A. Hansen, 18 West Jordan, Utah

Douglas O. Atebata, 17 Bwari Abija, Nigeria, Africa

Fiction

First Place

Ryan Wintle, 20 Hooper, Utah

Second Place

Andrea Nixon, 16 Holden, Utah

Third Place

Kristen J. Ruiz, 15 Napa, California

Honorable Mention

Joseph Browning, 21 Beaverton, Oregon

Sundi Decker, 19 Castle Dale, Utah

Poetry

First Place

Dainon Moody, 22 Orem, Utah

Second Place

April Anderson, 17 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Third Place

Laura Ostler, 16 Concord, New Hampshire

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Thatcher, 18 Sandy, Utah

A. Jonathan Vance, 19 Houston, Texas

Joanne Ashman, 17 Broomfield, Colorado

Caralyn Bolte, 19 Raleigh, North Carolina

Alexander Vance, 18 Houston, Texas

Special Category

First Place

Nathaniel Hanson, 17 Reno, Nevada Architectural drawings

Second Place

Allen Madsen, 18 Kent, Washington Orchestral composition

Third Place

Marcus C. Williams, 20 Fremont, California Built an acoustic violin and case

Honorable Mention

Rhett Nelson, 18 Plano, Texas Choral arrangement

Christina Robinson, 22 Bountiful, Utah Choral arrangement

Song

First Place

Margo Faraoni, 20 El Paso, Texas

Second Place

Kirstina Rasmussen, 20 Chehalis, Washington

Third Place

Elia Gaitau, 22 Auckland, New Zealand

Honorable Mention

Julie Hinton, 16 Longmont, Colorado

Jared Ong, 18 Carlsbad, California

Bradley Hampton, 16 Rancho Cucamonga, California

Yip Kwan Lai, 22 Jackson Heights, New York

Hymn

First Place

Gregory Duffin, 20 Spanish Fork, Utah

Second Place

Douglas L. Ipson, 22 St. George, Utah

Third Place

Margo Faraoni, 20 El Paso, Texas

Honorable Mention

Eric D. Snider, 22 Lake Elsinore, California

Shiree Sandall, 22 Richfield, Utah

Justin Robert Cash, 18 Littleton, Colorado

[photos] Photo illustration by Pat Gerber and Scott Welty; photography by Jed Clark and Maren Mecham

[photos] Bryan Drury; Kim Mickelson; Jason Jacobs; Rachel Gray; Elizabeth McPhie; Justin Rowe; Christina Cavanaugh; Jacqueline James; Brooke Noel

[photos] Ryan Wintle; Andrea Nixon; Kristen J. Ruiz; Dainon Moody; April Anderson; Laura Ostler; Nathaniel Hanson; Allen Madsen; Marcus C. Williams; Margo Faraoni; Kirstina Rasmussen; Elia Gaitau; Gregory Duffin; Douglas L. Ipson; Margo Faraoni