Annual OMC Magic Contest

The Oakland Magic Circle is pleased to announce that the Annual OMC Magic Contest will be conducted via a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, beginning at 7:00 pm.  Now is the time for Members to polish their acts for presentation during the Contest.

Cash prizes of will be awarded in the amounts of $150 for First Place (plus a Trophy), $100 for Second Place and $75 for Third Place.

Eligibility: All OMC Members and Membership Applicants who have paid their dues for 2021 ($20 for adults and $10 for juniors under 15 years) are eligible to participate in the Contest.  Non-Members wishing to participate should contact the OMC Treasurer at no later than January 25, 2021, to apply for membership and pay dues.

Rules:  All categories of magic (Close-Up, Parlor, Stage, Mentalism, etc.) are welcome to participate in the Contest.  Performances may be either “live” or pre-recorded for presentation during the Zoom meeting.  Performances should be at least 6 minutes in length and no longer than 15 minutes. 

Judging:  The Contest will be judged by a panel of prominent Bay Area magicians based on magical technique, artistic creativity and entertainment value.

The Judges will be the First Place Winners of our last contests: Adam Cheyer (Close-Up), Heather Rogers (IntraClub Stage) and Tamaka (InterClub Stage).

Sign-Up:  To plan for the Contest, we ask those who are interested in participating to send an email to the OMC Contest Coordinator at no later than January 25, 2021, indicating your interest in performing, the category of your performance (Close-Up, Parlor, Stage, etc.), its approximate duration in minutes and whether your presentation will be “live” or pre-recorded.  In the event of time constraints, selection of participants will be in the order of their sign-up.

Access:  Shortly before the contest date, Tuesday, February 2, 2021, a Zoom link will be sent to OMC Members and invitees who have been sent this announcement.  Participants will be notified at that time of their order of appearances and approximate time slots.  The contest will begin shortly after 7:00 pm and is expected to last about two hours depending on the number of participants.

The contest will be available for live viewing by the magic community and friends.

Watch for more details to be announced in January.