Vote Now for the 2021 This Week in Mormons Temple Awards!

One temple to rule them all.


The year 2021 has been has been another notable year year in temple building history in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Nelson announced a record 34 temples between April and October of 2021, vaulting him up to the position of having announced more temples than any other person

There will be 12 temple groundbreaking ceremonies by the end of the year, a notable achievement, but still short of the 21 groundbreakings in 2020. After a dearth of temple dedications in 2020, there have been two temple dedications in 2021, and there will be a rededication before the year is out. Other dedications have been delayed until 2022

This year, temples have opened up to Phase 3 operations. After stressing the importance of wearing facemasks in temples, nearly all temples have reached this phase.   

Similar to the year 2020, a plethora of new temple designs have been released by the church. In 2021, the Church has released another 25 new temple designs. Now it’s time to choose the best of the bunch, and your vote is crucial in the process!


Each category includes an option to submit multiple preferences.

The Awards include:

  • Best Appeal to Local Heritage
  • Best Modern Neo-Classical Contemporary Design
  • Modest Is Hottest
  • Most Deserved Temple
  • Best in the United States
  • Best in Latin America
  • Best in the Eastern Hemisphere
  • Best Single-Story Temple
  • Best Multi-Story Temple
  • Temple of the Year (Best Overall)

“Best” in this case refers primarily to architectural components and temple location. We recognize that no temple is actually better than another for what it is –The House of the Lord. But we can still rank the appearance of each one! Check out the results from 2020.

Please note that the Provo Utah Temple option is that of the upcoming reconstruction and redesign.

Each category includes an option to submit multiple preferences. Each option will be awarded points in proportion to your choice. (example: Choice 1 = 3 points, Choice 2 = 2 points, Choice 3 = 1 point)

The results of the voting will be announced near the beginning of the new year.

The quiz is also embedded below if you cannot click the button above. Happy Voting!

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