L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Go to Top Writers, Illustrators of the Future

Aug 15, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bridge Publications Inc.

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the internationally
 acclaimed Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests for new and aspiring
 writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy -- from throughout the
 United States and Canada and countries ranging from England and Australia to
 Bulgaria and the Ukraine -- have been honored here at the 17th annual L. Ron
 Hubbard Achievement Awards.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010814/LATUFNS2 )
     Ten New York Times and national bestselling authors, stars of film and
 television, and leading figures in the fields of science and space technology,
 speculative fiction, and art and entertainment were among the famed
 participants and guests at the ceremonies.
     Twenty-four contest winners -- 17 writers and 7 illustrators -- received
 awards during the event at the L. Ron Hubbard Gallery in Hollywood.  The
 contests for the best new creative talent in the field of science fiction,
 fantasy and horror are the largest and most successful merit competitions of
 their kind in the world, with cash prizes totaling nearly $30,000.
     The event also honored noted science fiction author and editor Algis
 Budrys with this year's coveted L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award for
 Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.  Mr. Budrys is the Founding
 Coordinating Judge of the Contest and editor of its award-winning annual
 anthology.
     Headlining the list of presenter notables were Academy Award nominee and
 Golden Globe Award winner Karen Black ("Five Easy Pieces," "Nashville," "The
 Great Gatsby"), Babylon 5 star Patricia Tallman, Marisol Nichols (Resurrection
 Blvd.), Denice Duff (The Young and the Restless), Justin Whalin ("Dungeons and
 Dragons"), Emmy and Golden Globe-winning composer Mark Isham, producer Robert
 Katz ("Selena," "Gettysburg," "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"), Dr. Robert
 Jastrow, author, physicist and director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory, and
 Stephan Nagiewicz, executive director of the famed Explorers Club.
     The marquee roster of bestselling authors participating in the Hubbard
 Achievement Awards ceremonies -- all among the foremost writers in the field
 of speculative fiction and all judges of the Writers of the Future Contest --
 included Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Frederik Pohl, Nina Kiriki
 Hoffman, K.D. Wentworth, Dr. Doug Beason, White House consultant to the
 President's Science Advisor in the Bush and Clinton administrations and Dr.
 Yoji Kondo, leading astrophysicist and recipient of the NASA Medal for
 Exceptional Scientific Achievement.
     Top-ranking artists and Illustrators of the Future Contest judges
 participating included Vincent Di Fate, Ron and Val Lakey-Lindahn, Judith
 Holman and 1991 Illustrator Grand Prize winner Sergey Poyarkov.
     The culmination of his life-long commitment to helping other writers, L.
 Ron Hubbard established the Writers of the Future Contest in 1983 to provide
 "a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative
 efforts to be seen and acknowledged."  The companion Illustrators of the
 Future Contest was inaugurated in 1988 to do for beginning artists in the
 field of speculative fiction what the earlier contest had done for writers.
     Capping the ceremonies was the awarding of the Hubbard Gold Award Grand
 Prizes -- including $4,000 in cash -- to the top winners in each contest.
 Receiving the grand prize for the 2000 "Story of the Year" was Meredith
 Simmons of Wilson, North Carolina.  The "Illustrator of the Year" prize went
 to Andy B. Clarkson of Columbus, Ohio.
     The event also was highlighted by the release of "L. Ron Hubbard Presents
 Writers of the Future - Vol. XVII" (Bridge Publications), the yearly original
 anthology of never-before published winning stories and accompanying
 illustrations, and the premiere international showcase for the best new
 writers and illustrators of speculative fiction.
     Winners of the Writers of the Future Contest, alone, have collectively
 gone on to publish more than 250 novels -- including New York Times and
 international bestsellers -- and to sell over 2,000 short stories in the field
 of science fiction and fantasy as well as other major genres.
     During his own international bestselling, 55-year career as a professional
 writer, L. Ron Hubbard published over 250 works of fiction in genres ranging
 from adventure, western and mystery to science fiction and fantasy.  His
 15 New York Times and world-wide fiction bestsellers include his science
 fiction epic "Battlefield Earth," voted the #1 science fiction novel of the
 20th century by the American Book Readers Association and one of the top three
 English language novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library Readers
 Poll.
 
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    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the internationally
 acclaimed Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests for new and aspiring
 writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy -- from throughout the
 United States and Canada and countries ranging from England and Australia to
 Bulgaria and the Ukraine -- have been honored here at the 17th annual L. Ron
 Hubbard Achievement Awards.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010814/LATUFNS2 )
     Ten New York Times and national bestselling authors, stars of film and
 television, and leading figures in the fields of science and space technology,
 speculative fiction, and art and entertainment were among the famed
 participants and guests at the ceremonies.
     Twenty-four contest winners -- 17 writers and 7 illustrators -- received
 awards during the event at the L. Ron Hubbard Gallery in Hollywood.  The
 contests for the best new creative talent in the field of science fiction,
 fantasy and horror are the largest and most successful merit competitions of
 their kind in the world, with cash prizes totaling nearly $30,000.
     The event also honored noted science fiction author and editor Algis
 Budrys with this year's coveted L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award for
 Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.  Mr. Budrys is the Founding
 Coordinating Judge of the Contest and editor of its award-winning annual
 anthology.
     Headlining the list of presenter notables were Academy Award nominee and
 Golden Globe Award winner Karen Black ("Five Easy Pieces," "Nashville," "The
 Great Gatsby"), Babylon 5 star Patricia Tallman, Marisol Nichols (Resurrection
 Blvd.), Denice Duff (The Young and the Restless), Justin Whalin ("Dungeons and
 Dragons"), Emmy and Golden Globe-winning composer Mark Isham, producer Robert
 Katz ("Selena," "Gettysburg," "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"), Dr. Robert
 Jastrow, author, physicist and director of the Mt. Wilson Observatory, and
 Stephan Nagiewicz, executive director of the famed Explorers Club.
     The marquee roster of bestselling authors participating in the Hubbard
 Achievement Awards ceremonies -- all among the foremost writers in the field
 of speculative fiction and all judges of the Writers of the Future Contest --
 included Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Tim Powers, Frederik Pohl, Nina Kiriki
 Hoffman, K.D. Wentworth, Dr. Doug Beason, White House consultant to the
 President's Science Advisor in the Bush and Clinton administrations and Dr.
 Yoji Kondo, leading astrophysicist and recipient of the NASA Medal for
 Exceptional Scientific Achievement.
     Top-ranking artists and Illustrators of the Future Contest judges
 participating included Vincent Di Fate, Ron and Val Lakey-Lindahn, Judith
 Holman and 1991 Illustrator Grand Prize winner Sergey Poyarkov.
     The culmination of his life-long commitment to helping other writers, L.
 Ron Hubbard established the Writers of the Future Contest in 1983 to provide
 "a means for new and budding writers to have a chance for their creative
 efforts to be seen and acknowledged."  The companion Illustrators of the
 Future Contest was inaugurated in 1988 to do for beginning artists in the
 field of speculative fiction what the earlier contest had done for writers.
     Capping the ceremonies was the awarding of the Hubbard Gold Award Grand
 Prizes -- including $4,000 in cash -- to the top winners in each contest.
 Receiving the grand prize for the 2000 "Story of the Year" was Meredith
 Simmons of Wilson, North Carolina.  The "Illustrator of the Year" prize went
 to Andy B. Clarkson of Columbus, Ohio.
     The event also was highlighted by the release of "L. Ron Hubbard Presents
 Writers of the Future - Vol. XVII" (Bridge Publications), the yearly original
 anthology of never-before published winning stories and accompanying
 illustrations, and the premiere international showcase for the best new
 writers and illustrators of speculative fiction.
     Winners of the Writers of the Future Contest, alone, have collectively
 gone on to publish more than 250 novels -- including New York Times and
 international bestsellers -- and to sell over 2,000 short stories in the field
 of science fiction and fantasy as well as other major genres.
     During his own international bestselling, 55-year career as a professional
 writer, L. Ron Hubbard published over 250 works of fiction in genres ranging
 from adventure, western and mystery to science fiction and fantasy.  His
 15 New York Times and world-wide fiction bestsellers include his science
 fiction epic "Battlefield Earth," voted the #1 science fiction novel of the
 20th century by the American Book Readers Association and one of the top three
 English language novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library Readers
 Poll.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X78258541
 
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