“Fifth International Art Competition Announced by Church Museum,” Ensign, Nov. 1997, 111
The Museum of Church History and Art invites Church members worldwide to create new works of art for the Fifth International Art Competition. With the theme of “The Book of Mormon: Its History and Message,” selections from the competition will be exhibited in the museum from 22 March to 1 September 2000.
The competition is open to all members of the Church age 12 and over. The museum encourages a creative interpretation of Book of Mormon subject matter broadly or narrowly defined—a theme, value, theological concept, or narrative story image; an aspect of the history of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon through the Prophet Joseph Smith; or a reflection on the impact of the Book of Mormon on the lives of people around the world. The museum welcomes a variety of cultural and aesthetic traditions, artistic media, and styles. Media may include quilts, embroidery, textiles, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, wood carving, photography, metalwork, sculpture, drawing, prints, painting, and other forms.
Entry forms will be mailed 1 May 1999 to all artists on the museum’s mailing list; please notify the museum in writing to change an address or add names of other artists. Entries will be judged on the creative and successful expression of the theme and on the excellence of aesthetic and technical accomplishment. Merit awards, purchase awards, and visitors’ choice awards will be given.