J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Results of Religious Freedom in 30 Seconds Contest


First Place Entry in visual by Gary Stringham
The Religious Freedom Committee’s Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest was a success! Over 90 entries were submitted in four contest categories: (1) sound bites/slogans; (2) short paragraphs; (3) audio/video and (4) visual (photo/logo/drawing). Winners of the contest are Marc Ellison (soundbites/slogans), Andrew Thomas (short paragraph), Fraser Tingle (video) and Gary Stringham (visual). The winning entries are at this link:


Contest entries demonstrated that one does not need to be a scholar, politician, judge or (heaven forbid) even an attorney to sustain and defend religious liberty. Rather, "great things" can come from "small and simple" ideas (Alma 37:6, Book of Mormon).


By participating, contestants were not only eligible for a prize, but more importantly their submissions will become part of a library of ideas which succinctly address religious freedom issues. Many selected entries will be posted in the future on the Religious Freedom Committee’s webpage to inspire others.

By Michael Fielding, member of the JRCLS Religious Freedom Committee

Posted: March 31, 2017