Magician of the Year Program


The purpose of the Magician of the Year competition is to foster a fuller level of participation in club activities and to provide incentives to improve one’s technical and presentational skills as a magician in a congenial venue that provides encouragement and constructive criticism.


The competition is based on a point system. That is, participation in various activities is the way participants accrue points. At the end of the program, the participant having the most points is honored as being MAGICIAN OF THE YEAR. The length of each yearly program is from January to November of the given year.


Attendance: For every meeting attended during the competition (10), the participant gets 1 point. Additional points can be gained by performing at a meeting.

Performance Rating: By secret ballot, members will determine by popular vote which performers were the three best in order of preference, labeling them 1st, 2nd or 3rd best. For purposes of tallying the vote, First Place is worth 3 points, Second Place 2 points and Third Place 1 point. The points are added to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the evening. First Place is awarded 4 points, Second Place 3 points, Third Place 2 points and 1 point is given for the remaining performers.Performance should be limited to approximately 3 to 5 minutes. To earn points you must perform an effect following the theme of the meeting. The monthly themes are listed below and the current month's them will be posted on the home page.


We would like to thank the S.A.M Assembly 36 out of New Orleans for granting us the rights to use their magician of the year contest.


2017 Monthly Themes

January Magician’s Choice The magician has a choice of any trick to perform.
February Mental Magic Magic involving mentalism
March Kids Magic Something you could do in a kid’s show
April Magic to Music Magic performed to music
May Liquid Magic Magic involving a liquid of some form.
June Book Report Magic you learned from a book (and bring the book if possible)
July Number Magic Something involving numbers
August Money Magic Magic involving money of any type.
September A Star is Born A trick that involves the spectator as the magician
October Spooky, Scary, or Silly Magic
November The Closer What you would use to close your show.
December Holiday Magic Any Christmas-themed magic