The Tomorrow Prize and The Green Feather Award: Celebrity Readings & Honors, an in-person event on May 22, will recognize outstanding new works of science fiction written by Los Angeles County high school students, as well as this year’s winning ecology-themed sf story.
The 2022 finalists’ stories will be read by celebrity guests on Sunday, May 22 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Pacific at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA. Register to attend the free event at Eventbrite.
The winners will receive cash prizes.
- First, Second, and Third place Tomorrow Prize winners will receive $250, $150, and $100 USD cash prizes.
- The First place Tomorrow Prize winner will be published in L.A. Parent Magazine.
The Green Feather Award is an additional special prize category for an environmentally focused sci-fi story. The winner will receive $250 and online publication by the Nature Nexus Institute.
CELEBRITY GUEST READERS:
- Rico E. Anderson (The Orville)
- JB Blanc (Arcane)
- Shayne Eastin (The Monster Project)
- Bonnie Gordon (Star Trek Prodigy)
- Tamara Krinsky (Tomorrow’s World Today)
- Allison Scagliotti (Stitchers)
- Marcelo Tubert (Star Trek: Picard)
THE TOMORROW PRIZE FINALISTS:
- Angel Bran – Hollywood High School (“House on Sand”)
- Amy Cervantes – Port of Los Angeles High School (“They’re Coming”)
- Tais Cortez – Port of Los Angeles High School (“Genetic Slumber”)
- Madison Kay – John Marshall High School (“Backstitching”)
- Luna Prieto – John Marshall High School (“The Mechanical Planet”)
THE GREEN FEATHER AWARD WINNERS:
- Jonathan Kim – Culver City High School (“The Seagulls Save Culver City”)
- Jennifer Wu – Downtown Magnets High School (“Eden”)
THE TOMORROW PRIZE HONORABLE MENTIONS:
- Nancy Duran-Lopez – Port of Los Angeles High School (“Idiosyncrasy”)
- Nyn Kim – Port of Los Angeles High School (“Final Breath”)
- Sloane Corddry – Girls Academic Leadership Academy (“Your Case is Quite Unique”)
- Christine Wu – Downtown Magnets High School (“Gone”)
- Bobak Ferdowsi – Spacecraft Engineer
- Keenan Norris – Sci-Fi Novelist & L.A. History Expert
- Lilliam Rivera – Award Winning Y.A. Novelist
- Sherri L. Smith – Award Winning Y.A. Novelist
The event also will feature a musical guest, theremin player, Steven Collins, an actor and guidance and control engineer at NASA/JPL. Steve has degrees in Theater Arts and Physics from UC Santa Cruz and built his first theremin in 2001. A lifetime fan of theater, science, and science fiction, Steve spends his time dancing, doing Shakespeare, flying spacecraft around the solar system and recently did a bit of technical consulting for season 2 of Star Trek Picard.
Guests are encouraged to wear a sci-fi themed outfit or accessory to get into the spirit of the readings!
[Based on a press release.]