International L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest for Speculative Fiction has Entrants from 21 Countries and 40 States

From the U S to Bulgaria the 2nd Quarter of the 2014 contest sees entrants from around the globe

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Writers Of The Future

Writers Of The Future

The United States is always number one and this quarter it is followed by the United Kingdom and Croatia.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014

Offices of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest announced the top five countries in the world with the most amount of entrants for the 2nd quarter of the contest, which ran from 1 January to 31 March of this year.

1) United States
2) United Kingdom
3) Croatia
4) Canada        
5) India

The United States is always number one and this quarter it is followed by the United Kingdom and Croatia," contest Director Joni Labaqui stated.

The youngest entrants were two females 13 years old, one from Florida and the other from Utah, and a man from Colorado who is 64 years old.

Now in its 25th year, the Illustrators of the Future Contest began in 1988 and attracts entries worldwide in science fiction and fantasy. Twelve quarterly winners receive prize monies and, along with selected finalists, are published in an annual anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future (Galaxy Press). The book is sold in bookstores and at Amazon.com and gives the winners the exposure that they need.

Inspired by multiple New York Times best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard to accompany the sister writers contest, the merit-based Illustrators of the Future Contest was initiated to discover and encourage talented beginning illustrators of science fiction and fantasy, and thus launch careers.

The idea proved very successful. Hundreds of winners have had successful careers following their win and publication in the anthology including Oscar winner for best animated short, Shaun Tan for "The Lost Thing".
For more information on the contest visit http://www.illustratorsofthefuture.com