Hollywood, CA – Łódzki resident, Michael Michera, has been officially announced as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. The contest, one of the most prestigious illustration competitions, is in its 28th year and is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction.
Mr. Michera’s winning illustrations have earned him a cash prize, a trip to Hollywood for a week long intensive workshop, a gala awards ceremony which draws in excess of one thousand attendees as well as a shot at winning the Golden Brush Award trophy and $5,000 cash prize. His art will be published in the annual bestseller, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33.
Cover art of the book where Michael’s winning art will appear.
The live awards ceremony can be viewed online at www.WritersOfTheFuture.com
on Sunday, April 2nd at 6:30 PM Pacific Standard Time.
The artist Michael Michera
Michael Michera was born in Poland, Pabianice in July 1990. In his very early youth he was passionate about prehistoric animals and as a child he was drawing dinosaurs creating his first original creatures from imagination. A little bit later his interest included all animals and the subject of biology of which he read many books. The knowledge which he earned then has turned out to be priceless for his present day work as a concept artist and it has proved to be especially helpful in developing designs and characters.
As a youngster Michael watched movies on video tape, especially R rated sci-fi movies. He had many nightmares from watching them but it made him the person he is today with no regrets! Michael loves to create dark atmosphere and mood in his personal projects but also enjoys experimenting with any type of style.
His interest in robots, futuristic designs and technology as subject matter is his favorite part of science fiction. Other interests include his fascination with traditional drawing as well as a significant influence from comic art.
Nowadays his creative process incorporates the use of digital painting and 3D sculpting which has been very helpful in developing his style.
Michael’s biggest dream and main goal is to work as concept designer for the film industry in Hollywood.
Following the 1982 release of his internationally acclaimed bestselling science fiction novel, Battlefield Earth, written in celebration of 50 years as a professional writer, and recently released in as a bestselling 21st Century trade paperback and audiobook, L. Ron Hubbard created The Writers of the Future writing contest (www.writersofthefuture.com) in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers of speculative fiction to get that much-needed break.
Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.
The intensive mentoring process has proven very successful. The 380 past winners of the Writing Contest have published 838 novels and nearly 4,000 short stories. They have produced 27 New York Times bestsellers and their works have sold over 50 million copies.
The 310 past winners of the Illustrating Contest have produced over 4,500 illustrations, 356 comic books, graced 594 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 36 TV shows and 46 major movies.
The Writers of the Future Award is the genre’s most prestigious award of its kind and has now become the largest, most successful and demonstrably most influential vehicle for budding creative talent in the world of contemporary fiction. Since inception, the Writers and Illustrators of the Future contests have produced 32 anthology volumes and awarded a nearly $1,000,000 in cash prizes and royalties.
Hundreds of winners have had successful careers in art and illustration following their win and publication in the anthology.
For more information about the contest, go to www.WritersOfTheFuture.com.