More than 50 young musicians were winners in this year's Utah State Fair music competition. Besides the usual vocal and instrumental, two new categories were added this year - popular music and young artists.

Increased cash awards were presented to all winners by Paul C. Pollei, coordinator of this year's competition, at a gala concert for the finalists on Saturday evening in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.Categories were elementary (ages 8-11), intermediate (ages 12-14), junior (ages 15-18) and senior (ages 19-26), and their winners are as follows, listed in first- ($75), second- ($50) and third-place ($25) order:

STRINGS

Elementary: Heather Marian Horn, Jonathan G. Brinton and Emily Richards, with honorable mention to Jonathan Lund, Tessy Lund and Amy Rosevear. Intermediate: Jason Swigert, Amy Steenblik, and Victoria Ferris, with honorable mention to Sarah A. Brough, Adriana Vail Horne and Anne Perry. Junior: Karen Cardon, Mary L. Otterstrom and Karin Sue Hendricks, with Joseph Horne, Robert Marsden receiving honorable mention. Senior: Jennifer Jenkins, third prize.

PIANO

Elementary: Trisha Fackrell, Austin J. Chung and Robert Stander, with honorable mention to Tiffany Gledhill, Amy Greenwood, Doug Lowe. Intermediate: Becky Summerhays, Janelle Rich and Corinne Teichert, with honorable mention to Jennifer Bailey, Alena Glauser and Kristen Lauderman. Junior: Kenton Bruce Ford, Kim Bailey, Kirsten Wilson, and honorable mention, Nina Kishimoto, Winston Lee and Mary Ann Siggard. Senior: $100, Michael Munson.

VOICE

Junior: Jeanette Barker, Jason Aaron Hughes, (no third), with Ruth Cobabe, Monica Earl, N. Bennett Winters, honorable mention. Senior: Todd A. Miller, Marie-Adele Black and Cheri Clark.

BRASS

Junior: Brent Coles, third-place; honorable mention, Jason P. Brinton.

ORGAN

Junior: Shane Fellows, Carl Wadsworth, Kierstin Wendel.

WOODWINDS

Junior: April Clayton, Angela Parkinson, Rebecca McMullin, with honorable mention to Andrea Bennett, Kari Hagan and John C. Perry. Senior: Heather Tennant, second prize.

POPULAR MUSIC

Ronni Lee Sorensen, first prize, $150, and Marie Priddis, Holly McCallister, Jenni Jones (trio), second prize, $100.

Selected as Young Artist winners were Tamani Honma, piano, $300; Kristyn Gygi, flute, $200; and JoEllen Turley, alto saxophone, $100. Many other young artists and competitors were recommended for the Salute to Youth auditions.