Winner Turned Judge from the Illustrators of the Future Contest, Robert Castillo, is Offered Place in Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibiting Service

His short film S.P.I.C. The Storyboard of My Life will be featured.

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S.P.I.C. DVD cover

Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the contest has to date launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors and scores of illustrators careers.

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

The 2008 L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Award winner Robert Castillo had just won a student Oscar for "S.P.I.C. The Storyboard of My Life" when he found out he had also won the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest.

Since then Robert has gone on to countless career successes and was asked to come aboard as a judge of the contest two years ago. His career has come full circle now that the very project that earned him his student Oscar will now be included in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibiting Service starting later this year.    

S.P.I.C. is not only a unique look at Robert's life growing up in New York but has a very powerful message about how he personally overcame racism.

Robert attends the gala award ceremony and workshop for winners annually in Hollywood, California, sharing his personal experiences in the field of illustration to winners from around the globe each year. Part of his personal message to the winners of the contest is that it does not matter where you come from, but what your goals are and how to set and meet them. It is a message of paying it forward.

The L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future contest, started in 1989 as a complement to the existing Writers of the Future contest. As they are free-to-enter the now famous L. Ron Hubbard's Writers and Illustrators of the Future enjoys amazing success with thousands of entrants yearly, from all parts of the world. Created by best-selling author L. Ron Hubbard, the contest has to date launched the careers of 12 New York Times bestselling authors and scores of illustrators careers.

To learn more, including details on how to enter the contests, visit the website at http://www.writersofthefuture.com