A review of the previous 34 years found that out of 472 past writer winners and published finalists, 336 have gone on with their writing career, publishing at least one story. And 192 continue to write and be published—that is, over 40% who are still realizing their dreams as a writer. A new record was just set this year, one aspiring writer had submitted to the Contest 47 times before finally winning, to be published in volume 35. The Contest was created by L. Ron Hubbard in 1984 to provide a means for the aspiring artist to have their work seen and acknowledged. Come to this panel and learn how it can help you. Also hear from a special guest from the Illustrators of the Future Contest.