3rd Quarter 2013 Winners Announced in International Illustrators of the Future Contest; Artists from the Midwestern, East Coast of the US and Portugal Win the 3rd Quarter

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The 3rd quarter winners of the 25th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today.

Writers Of The Future

Writers of the Future was started 30 years ago and five years later the Illustrators of the Future contest was formed to give budding illustrators a chance to also be discovered.

THIRD QUARTER WINNERS        

Kirbi Fagan of Michigan
Michael Talbot of Massachusetts
Bernardo Mota of Portugal

"This is Bernardo's second time as a finalist, and it is Michael and Kirbi's first time making it this far in the standings," contest director Joni Labaqui stated.

They were chosen from a group of 8 finalists and 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.

The sister contest, Writers of the Future was started 30 years ago and five years later the Illustrators of the Future contest was formed to give budding illustrators a chance to also be discovered. Hundreds of the illustrator winners over the years have gone on to very successful careers in the arts including movie and television SFX art, to commissioned art and everything in between.

Kirbi, Michael and Bernardo 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 other winners from the other quarters, twelve in all, for the grand prize of $5,000.00.

Well-known contest judges include award winning artists Cliff Nielsen, Bob Eggleton, Stephen Hickman, Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey Lindahn, Laura Brodian Freas, Vincent DiFate, Sergey Poyarkov, Diane Dillon, Stephen Youll, Stephan Martiniere, Academy Award Winner Shaun Tan, Dave Dorman and Larry Elmore.

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

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