Olivia Xu of China Wins L. Ron Hubbard's International Illustrators of the Future Contest and a Trip to Hollywood

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The student from Pratt Institute will receive mentoring from an impressive list of famous illustrators from all aspects of the art business as part of her winning package.

Olivia Xu winning artwork

Olivia Xu of China, will be honored at the 29th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards being held on Sunday, 14 April, 2013 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the twenty-four annual winners in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, where Olivia was one of the twelve illustrator winners. Her art will also be published in the bestselling Science Fiction/Fantasy anthology series – L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume XXIX. She has been already been awarded the $500.00 prize money for the win.

She will now compete with the remaining 11 winners for the grand prize of an additional $5,000.00.

Olivia is currently an art student at the prestigious Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn New York and discovered the contest online.

Olivia will be flown to Hollywood and participate in a week long workshop taught by the contest blue ribbon panel of judges lead by Cliff Nielsen (Chronicles of Narnia artwork), followed by the gala awards ceremony at the end of the week.

Other judges and mentors that will work with her during the week are Stephen Martiniere (The Fifth Element concept art) Gary Meyer (original Star Wars concept art) Stephen Hickman (internationally commissioned artist) and Vincent DiFate (NASA artist) just to name a few.

The Contests were initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 shortly after returning to the field of science fiction with his bestseller Battlefield Earth.

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

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