Theme & Dates

Arise and Shine Forth

In Doctrine and Covenants 115:4-6, the Lord speaks to all the people of His Church, issuing them a call to action. He invites Latter-day Saints from all nations to “arise and shine forth” so that their “light may be a standard for the nations.” He asks them to join together to support one another and become a “refuge from the storm.”

With this call for entries, The Church History Museum invites the youth of the worldwide Church to ponder this passage in the Doctrine and Covenants and create works of art that express what the Lord’s request- “Arise and Shine Forth” -means to you. Consider the following questions and think about how you could depict the concepts through art. Let your artistic talent shine!


  • What does it mean for Latter-day Saint youth to “arise and shine forth”?
  • How can the light of Latter-day Saints be a standard for the nations?
  • What kinds of storms (or trials) do youth face, and how does the gospel provide refuge?

Entry Deadlines

Enter the competition beginning on Monday, January 2, 2012.
All entries must be submitted by Friday, June 1, 2012.

Exhibit Dates

November 16, 2012, through June 17, 2013