Winners: The 1980 New Era Contest

“Winners: The 1980 New Era Contest,” New Era, Aug. 1980, 14–15

Winners: The 1980 New Era Contest

The 1980 New Era Writing, Art, Photography, and Music Contest treated us to the usual panoply of unforgettable images—the serene waters of Galilee; slippery amphibians squirming through little fingers; bottled birdsong, daisies, and lemonade afternoons; a nonmusical family learning to make beautiful music with “love notes”; and a young girl who learns to defeat her “missionary phobia” in a few simple, excruciating, and delightful lessons. These are only a few of the memorable moments in this year’s contest, and the selections on these pages are only a few of the winning entries. Others will be coming your way throughout the year.

As always, the entries were illuminated by something more than technical skill. A clear gospel light shines through the techniques and talents of young Latter-day Saints who approach the arts with wisdom, creativity, and reverence for beauty. As usual, we were impressed by the outstanding contributions of some very young men and women who have a head start on the field in the world of creativity.

Hymn Winners

1st Place

Dan Carter
Mapleton, Utah

2nd Place

Brady R. Allred
Salt Lake City, Utah

3rd Place

Sione T. Langi
Haveluloto, Tonga

Honorable Mention

Brady R. Allred,
Salt Lake City, Utah

Song Winners

1st Place

Brent Neal Jorgensen
Mesa, Arizona

2nd Place

Jeffery W. Combe
Idaho Falls, Idaho

3rd Place

Deanne Porter Casperson
Pocatello, Idaho

Honorable Mention

Lois Watkins
Pelham, New York

Deanne Porter Casperson
Pocatello, Idaho

Keith Bradshaw
Provo, Utah

Poetry Winners

1st Place

Gay Grimes
Carmichael, California

2nd Place

Carrie Anne Rhodes
Garland, Utah

3rd Place

Mary Jo Westenhaver
Salt Lake City, Utah

Honorable Mention

David Groesbeck
Rocky River, Ohio

Dayle King Searle
Pocatello, Idaho

Stephanie Russell
Bakersfield, California

Kristin Jo Santos
Logan, Utah

Sylvia M. Maeda
Kapaau, Hawaii

Fiction Winners

1st Place

Carolyn Campbell
Sandy, Utah

2nd Place

David Hammond
Ephrata, Washington

3rd Place

Mark E. Squires
Mesa, Arizona

Honorable Mention

Annette Woodruff
Olds, Alberta, Canada

Kristin Jo Santos
Logan, Utah

Mary Jo Westenhaver
Salt Lake City, Utah

Teri Anderson
Camarillo, California

Article Winners

1st Place

Kristin Jo Santos
Logan, Utah

2nd Place

Rebecca Richardson
Idaho Falls, Idaho

3rd Place

Shirley Ellen Pullen
Poplarville, Missouri

Honorable Mention

Guy M. Masters
Tacoma, Washington

Kim Rives
Branson, Missouri

Kirsten Christensen
Tempe, Arizona

Art Winners

1st Place

Grant A. Taylor
Yucapai, California

2nd Place

Cary Henrie
Bountiful, Utah

3rd Place

Paul Furner
Centerville, Utah

Honorable Mention

Brad Orsburn
Lawton, Oklahoma

Lindy Tonkin
Korumburra, Victoria, Australia

Photography Winners

1st Place

Kathryn Snyder
Sandpoint, Idaho

2nd Place

Greg Bohnstedt
Roseville, California

3rd Place

Diane Christopherson
Providence, Utah

Honorable Mention

Jacqueline Eastman
Medford, Oregon

T. J. Hankins
Walnut Creek, California

Tom Hartvigsen
Salt Lake City, Utah

Barry Howell
Orem, Utah

Kevin Merrell
Boise, Idaho

Eric Olson
La Mirada, California

Theo Rawson
Pocatello, Idaho

Kenneth J. Salizar
Whittier, California

Contest logo illustrated by Dennis Millard

Brent Neal Jorgensen; Gay Grimes; Carrie Anne Rhodes; Mary Jo Westenhaver

Carolyn Campbell; Mark E. Squires; Kristin Jo Santos; Rebecca Richardson; Shirley Ellen Pullen; Cary Henrie; Paul Furner; Kathryn Snyder; Greg Bohnstedt; Diane Christopherson