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Illustrators of the Future Contest

Illustrators of the Future Contest

DEADLINE:30 June 2020

L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest 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.


  • The Contest is open to entrants from all nations.
  • 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.
  • 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 their artwork.


Three prizes of USD $500 (a total of $1500) are awarded each quarter. From the twelve quarterly winners each year the judges select a grand prize winner to receive the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Brush Award and an additional USD $5000 cash prize.