World Briefs
March 2011

“World Briefs,” Ensign, March 2011, 78

World Briefs

Church Accepting Entries for Ninth International Art Competition

The Church History Museum will make registration forms for the Church’s Ninth International Art Competition available online on April 4, 2011. Entries for the competition must be submitted online or postmarked by October 7, 2011. The theme of the upcoming competition is “Make Known His Wonderful Works” (D&C 65:4). For more information in English or to view selected art from past competitions, visit lds.org/churchhistory/museum/competition.

New Testament Stories Now in Action

In conjunction with 2011’s New Testament curriculum, the videos from the New Testament Stories book for children have undergone a makeover. The videos, previously available online as slideshows with narration, are now being animated using a method called parallax, which essentially cuts the existing illustrations apart and moves them as individual pieces. The 65 New Testament Stories videos are being prepared in 11 languages at scripturestories.lds.org.

Church Releases New Site for Youth

Youth.lds.org has been redesigned to feature videos, articles, quizzes, polls, and music downloads created especially for youth. It also highlights basic doctrines and standards from For the Strength of Youth as well as portions of the DVD We Believe: Strength of Youth Media 2011. The site will be made available in 11 languages. A mobile application has been designed to bring the site’s content to various mobile devices.

2011 Curriculum Materials Available on LDS.org

Manuals, multimedia support, and other resources are available at LDS.org to help teachers and students during 2011. In addition, LDS.org features new online tools that allow users to create a personalized study notebook, highlight text in multiple colors, underline, and make notes. For a summary of 2011 curriculum resources for adults, youth, and children, visit http://lds.org/church/news/2011-cur riculum-materials-available-on-lds.org.