Ringling Student Wins International Contest, Headed to Hollywood as Illustrators of the Future Winning Artist

Arts & Culture

Pictured: Mariah Salinas' artwork, courtesy of RCAD.

Sarasota resident, Mariah Salinas, earned a cash price and a trip to Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest. Her art will also be published in the international bestselling anthology, L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 37. Mariah is a sophomore at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration, and hopes to someday create her own comics with her best friend who is joining her on her journey at Ringling. 

The Contest, one of the most prestigious writing and illustrating competitions in the world, is currently in its 38th year and is judged by some of the premier names in speculative fiction. The intensive mentoring process from the Illustrating Contest has proven very successful—with 370 past winners going on to produce over 6,000 illustrations, 360 comic books, graced 624 books and albums with their art and visually contributed to 68 TV shows, and 40 major movies.

The Writers and Illustrators 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.

For more information about the Contests, go to WritersoftheFuture.com

Pictured: Mariah Salinas' artwork, courtesy of RCAD.

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