Derek Hegsted has been awarded the L. Ron Hubbard Gold Award as illustrator of the year in Hubbard's Illustrators of the Future Contest. Hegsted, a science-fiction artist, received a trophy and $4,000 in addition to $500 he won earlier in the contest. A member of the BYU 100th Ward, Brigham Young University 15th Stake, he has also signed a contract to illustrate a story in "L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future, Vol. VI" to be published next spring. The book is an anthology of short science fiction and fantasy works by new writers. Hegsted is a freelance artist and is currently doing some work for the BYU Motion Picture Studio.