Winners Announced in International Illustrators of the Future Contest

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First Quarter Winners Start Off the Contest Year

"This is yet another talented group and I look forward to seeing the next quarter's group of finalists" - Cliff Nielsen

The 1st Quarter winners of the 28th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.

FIRST QUARTER WINNERS                

Hunter Bonyun from Alberta, Canada
Carly Trowbridge of Huntsville, Alabama    
Greg Opalinski of Ridgewood, New York

"This is yet another talented group and I look forward to seeing the next quarter's group of finalists," said contest judge Cliff Nielsen. "Every year they keep getting better and it is harder to select the three winners out of the eight finalists."

As winners, they are awarded a week long intensive workshop, an awards ceremony and are also published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. Hunter, Carly and Greg will also 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. They will all now compete with the winners from the other quarters, twelve winners in all, for the grand prize of $5,000.00.

Well-known contest judges include award winning artists Cliff Nielsen, Bob Eggleton, Stephen Hickman, Laura Brodian Freas, Judith Miller, Vincent DiFate, Leo & Diane Dillon, Stephen Youll, Dave Dorman, Shaun Tan and Stephan Martiniere.

For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com.

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Joni Labaqui
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