This is the first time we've had two winners from the same city in the 27 years of the contest, and is amazing in itself because we've had entries from 147 countries around the world
Hollywood, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) December 30, 2010
The 3rd Quarter winners of the 27th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.
The first place winners is from Victoria Australia, second and third place are from Seattle Washington.
THIRD QUARTER WINNERS
1st Place - Richard Johnson of Victoria Australia
2nd Place - Geir Lanesskog of Seattle, Washington
3rd Place - Keffy R.M. Kehrli of Seattle, Washington
They were chosen from a group of 8 finalists and are awarded cash prizes, a week long intensive workshop, an awards ceremony and are also published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. Richard, Geir and Keffy will receive a cash prize for their win this quarter.
A Grand Prize winner is announced at the annual awards ceremony and is selected by another panel of judges. Richard Johnson will now compete with the other first place winners from the other quarters for the grand prize of $5,000.00.
Well-known contest judges include multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winners and finalists such as Kevin J. Anderson, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Robert J. Sawyer, Robert Silverberg, Dave Wolverton, Sean Williams and K.D. Wentworth.
“This is the first time we've had two winners from the same city in the 27 years of the contest, and is amazing in itself because we've had entries from 147 countries around the world.” Labaqui said. "The judges have no idea who wrote the stories they are reading. The name of the author is not included on the manuscript which makes for fair judging. It is one of the several reasons the contest is so popular with writers trying to make their mark. They know they have a fair chance.”
For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.
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