"This kind of devoted support and recognition is the most appreciated encouragement I have had so far, giving me more confidence to continue illustrating and writing." Shaun Tan - creator of "The Lost Thing"
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2011
So you are, or know of, a struggling artist, trying to get anyone to see what you can bring to the table, but you don't have a platform from which to be recognized or brought to public view? L. Ron Hubbard saw the need back in 1984 to help those who have talent and need to be seen and heard. That is when he launched the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. A few years later, the Illustrators of the Future contest was added, its winners illustrate the winning stories of the writers.
A sterling example is Shaun Tan. He is an award-winning artist and writer from Melbourne who recently took home the Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category at the 83rd Academy Awards based on his book, The Lost Thing.
It was in 1992, at 18 years of age, when Shaun won his first major award, the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest. And it was also after winning his Illustrator Award that Shaun originated, “This kind of devoted support and recognition is the most appreciated encouragement I have had so far, giving me more confidence to continue illustrating and writing.”
The support and encouragement consists of prize money, a week long workshop which covers the basics of art, mentoring by several art industry greats, a lavish awards ceremony, press coverage and lots of admiration. It also includes being published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, the annual anthology that publishes the winners of both contests and is sold wherever books are sold.
The other 263 illustrator winners of the contest have gone on to work on 31 major motion pictures, 30 television shows, 28 public murals, 9 rock group album covers, over 550 book and magazine covers, 4,500 illustrations, have over one million art prints in circulation, have art in over 700 private collections and have won 150 other awards.
For more information on Writers or Illustrators of the Future, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.