The 2nd Quarter winners of the 26th year of the Illustrators of the Future Contest have been announced.
They will be published in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 31.
The winners are:
Amit Dutta of New Zealand
Shuangjian Liu of China
Taylor Payton of Minnesota
“This was a very strong quarter. Lots of talented illustrators are entering,” said contest judge Cliff Nielsen.
As winners, they are awarded a week long intensive workshop culminating in a gala awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Amit, Shuangjian and Taylor 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 winners from the other quarters, twelve winners in all, for the grand prize of $5,000.
Well-known contest judges include award winning artists Cliff Nielsen, Bob Eggleton, Laura Brodian Freas, Vincent DiFate, Diane Dillon, Stephen Youll, Dave Dorman, Shaun Tan and Stephan Martiniere.