Book of Mormon Central Art Contest 2017
This year's art contest featured artists from all over the world and of all ages, both amateur and professional. It was difficult to go through the hard work of all these artists and select the winning pieces, but we are pleased to announce the winner of this year's Book of Mormon Art Contest.
The Keystone by Christian Joel Loor Pino
Christian is a freelance illustrator living in Ecuador. This piece interweaves some of the key events and symbols represented in the Book of Mormon. The Salt Lake Temple is featured in the center right, with the angel Moroni posed below. Nephi’s ship bound for the promised land is depicted in the center left, flanked by the Liahona. The entire piece is crowned with a depiction of the First Vision, as the final piece in the Book of Mormon’s narrative, and the beginning of the Restoration. This piece is meant to demonstrate how the Book of Mormon explores varied themes and ideas, yet connects and encapsulates them into one great whole.
I Saw Another Angel Fly by Jorge Cocco
Jorge Cocco is both a participant and an educator in the fine arts, having been an art professor at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. The title of this piece comes from Revelation 14:6–7, and depicts the Angel Moroni sounding a horn and bearing the gold plates. Moroni is a pivotal person in the creation, safekeeping, delivery, and translation of the Book of Mormon, and thus became a key element in the development of the Restored Gospel. Jorge Cocco has coined the term sacrocubism to describe many of his paintings that merge the familiarity and sacred nature of religious topics, with the aesthetic of the post-cubist school. While the artist makes the subject explicit, his aesthetic style subconsciously conveys that there are more details yet to be unveiled.
Christ Administering the Sacrament in America by Brooke Malia Mann
Brooke Malia Mann is an art teacher for individuals with mental impairments and is also a freelance illustrator. Christ’s visit to the people in the Americas is one of the most powerful scriptural accounts in the whole Book of Mormon. This piece depicts the moment when Christ administers the sacrament to the Nephites. This piece is meant to span all ages, so that even children can relate to and love the scriptures. See more at brookemalia.com
Honorable Mention - Youth Division
|Christ with Little Boy
About the Contest
The Book of Mormon is a masterpiece with vivid scenes and evocative narratives that bring one closer to God. Book of Mormon Central uses many images on our website and in our videos to portray Book of Mormon ideas, but we always need more. We want to encourage the creation of new Book of Mormon art to illustrate this powerful book, so that more may come to know that it is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." If you are an artist or know an artist, share this event and consider participating in our art competition for a chance to win and be featured on our website.
This competition was in conjunction with Book of Mormon Day 2017.
Last Year's Winners
This art contest submission deadline was Sunday, March 26th, 2017 and is now closed.
If you have art work you'd like to submit, save it for next year's art contest in February 2018.