The criteria for the competition is as follows:
- The judges will be looking for the most entertaining and magical performance of close-up magic in a formal setting.
- The duration of the act should be a minimum of six minutes and a maximum of eight minutes.
- Any act finishing outside of these times will be automatically disqualified.
- Technique, presentation, content and appearance will be taken into consideration.
- Originality will be considered only for the Originality Prize.
The competition performances took place in the Devant Room before a small invited audience comprising of laypersons and judges and was screened in the theatre for members to watch as well as to Facebook live.
The winners for 2018 were:
1st Place: Matthew Le Mottée
2nd Place: Simon Alexander
3rd Place: Billy Reid
The Originality Award was not given this year.
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