HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In what is known as one of the largest contests of its kind in the world, finalists for the 4th Quarter of the 26th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, contest Director.
The semi-finalists and finalists for this quarter are from the United States and Kenya, Africa.
FOURTH QUARTER SEMI-FINALISTS
Alessandra Briggs of Rhode Island
Nichole Fieger of New York
Lisa Grabenstetter of Maryland
Veronica Liwski of Nevada
Jamie Marcelle of Illinois
William Muchiri Mbuba of Kenya, Africa
Christopher Reach of New Jersey
Jeremy Sickels of Pennsylvania
Matthew Yale of Minnesota
Semi-finalists receive a critique from the coordinating judge of the contest, Ron Lindahn.
FOURTH QUARTER FINALISTS
April Aldridge of Florida
Aaron Capizzi of California
Alice Jingxuan Hu of Illinois
Steven "Ven" Locklear of Oregon
Nathan Mayfield of Ohio
M.O. Muriel of New York
Noah Norton of Wisconsin
Olivia Pelaez of New Jersey
James F. Smith of Florida
The 9 finalists art is sent to 4 of the contest judges. Of the 9 finalists, 3 will be chosen as winners of the quarter. The 3 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. 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. All winners from each of the quarters are eligible for the Grand Prize of $5,000.00.
"The Illustrators of the Future Contest is an effective means for aspiring illustrators to make their break in the publishing industry. That's because our winners are judged by professionals," Labaqui said. Well-known contest judges include multiple award winning artists Frank Frazetta, Bob Eggleton, Vincent DiFate, Ron Lindahn, Val Lakey Lindahn, Stephen Hickman, Cliff Nielsen, Stephan Martiniere and Laura Brodian Freas.
For more information about the contest, go to www.writersofthefuture.com. Or call the contest at 323-466-3310.
SOURCE Illustrators of the Future