2nd Quarter Finalists Announced in International Contest for Illustrators

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All Four Corners of the US and also Canada Represented in this Finalist Round of the Illustrators of the Future Contest sponsored by Author Services Inc.

Finalists for the 2nd Quarter of the 22nd year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest Director.

The finalists for this quarter are from Canada and throughout the United States.

Second Quarter Finalists                

Oleh Derhachov of Quebec, Canada
Cornelius Cockroft of Wisconsin
Chung Yu Huang of Washington
Alexander Bradley Johnson of Illinois
Yerman Kim of California
Wynton Redmond of Georgia
Jay Richard of Massachusetts
James Smith of Florida                

The eight finalists art is sent to four of the contest judges. Of the eight finalists, three will be winners of the quarter. The three winners of each quarter 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. Writers have their own contest and our winning illustrators illustrate the winning writers stories. The judging process, once the finalists are determined by the coordinating judge, takes a little over a month.

A Grand Prize winner is announced at the annual awards ceremony and is selected from another panel of judges and receives an additional $5,000.00.

“The Illustrators of the Future Contest is an effective means for aspiring illustrators to make their break in the publishing industry, an industry well-known for being closed to the newcomer,” Labaqui said.

For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com. Or call the contest at 323-466-3310.


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