Competition for Illustrators in Science Fiction and Grand Prize Valued $5000

Competition for Illustrators in Science Fiction and Grand Prize Valued $5000

Writers of the Future Contest

Writers of the Future Contest

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30 Jun 2020
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L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest announces the participating in its 2019 version. It is an opportunity for new science fiction and fantasy artists worldwide to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.

Participation Rules:

  1. The Contest is open to entrants from all nations. However, entrants should provide themselves with some means for written communication in English.
  2.  All themes of science fiction and fantasy illustrations are welcome: every entry is judged on its own merits only. No entry fee is required and all rights to the entry remain the property of the artist.
  3. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules.
  4. The Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public. The ultimate eligibility criterion, however, is defined by the word “amateur”—in other words, the artist has not been paid for his artwork. 
  5. Each entrant may submit only one set of illustrations in each Contest quarter, The entry shall consist of three illustrations done by the entrant in color or black-and-white medium created from the artist’s imagination.
  6. The entry must be original to the entrant and previously unpublished. Each illustration must represent a subject different from the other two.
  7. Entries should not be the original drawings but should be color or black-and-white reproductions of the originals of a quality satisfactory to the entrant.


There will be three co-winners in each quarter. Each winner will receive a cash prize of US $500. Winners will also receive eligibility to compete for the annual Grand Prize of $5,000 together with the annual Grand Prize trophy.

Grand Prize:

For the annual Grand Prize Contest, the quarterly winners will be furnished with a specification sheet and a winning story from the Writers of the Future Contest to illustrate. In order to retain eligibility for the Grand Prize, each winner shall send to the Contest address his/her illustration of the assigned story within thirty (30) days of receipt of the story assignment. The yearly Grand Prize winner shall be determined by a panel of judges on the following basis only: Each Grand Prize judge’s personal opinion on the extent to which it makes the judge want to read the story it illustrates. The Grand Prize winner shall be announced at the L. Ron Hubbard Awards Event held in the following year.

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