Magic Competitions

Please Note: Competition entry is now full, however you can join the waitlist below.

Open to registered attendees

Now is your chance to take part in the New Zealand championships of magic! Show your peers what you’ve been working on and get real-world, practical feedback on your act from the judges – a panel of professional magicians and performing arts experts. You’ll also receive footage of your competition act.

Close-up Competitions

– Junior Acts (4 – 8 minutes)
– Senior Acts (5 – 10 minutes)

Parlour Competitions

– Junior Acts (4 – 8 minutes)
– Senior Acts (5 – 10 minutes)

Seniors and juniors will be judged separately.


There is both a junior and senior award in each of the two competition categories. The following awards may also be granted at the judges discretion:

  • Most Promising Performer
  • Best Comedy Performance
  • Most Original Performance
  • Best Sleight of Hand (Close-up)
  • Best Manipulation (Parlour)
  • Best Mental Routine/Effect
  • Best Card Routine/Effect
  • Best Assistant
  • Best Routine/Effect of the Convention

Very Limited Places

There are only about 8 places available in each of the competition categories. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Once places are full new entrants will go on a waiting list and will be notified if a place becomes available.

Supporting Evidence

We must maintain a high standard of entry so if you are not a professional performer or well known by the magic community, you may be asked to provide supporting evidence. If you wish, you can send supporting evidence (such as video of your performance or a letter of recommendation from a magic club President, or Grand Master of Magic) with your application which can improve your chances of securing a place.

Entry Form

Competitions are full – join the waitlist

Your Name
Your Email
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 Junior Senior
 Close-up Parlour
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