The Magic Circle Awards 2016

At a magical event at The Magic Circle HQ, the Clubs President, Scott Penrose MIMC presented the winners of our annual awards.

And the winners are:

The David Devant Award

Awarded to those who have made a significant contribution in advancing the art of magic or who have given outstanding service to magic internationally. The trophy is a miniature bust of David Devant, the first President of The Magic Circle. The original life size bronze is on permanent display in our Headquarters.

Winner: Lance Burton MIMC

The Maskelyne Award

Awarded for services to British magic. The trophy is a sculpted head of John Nevil Maskelyne, founding father of a magical dynasty which presented magic in London for an amazing 60 years.

Winner: Dynamo MIMC

The Carlton Award

Given to a performer for outstanding comedy in magic. The award is a framed portrait of Carlton, ‘The Human Hairpin’, who was Britain’s leading comedy magician in the early part of the last century.

Winner: John Lenahan AIMC

The John Nevil Maskelyne Prize

The Magic Circle administers The John Nevil Maskelyne Memorial Fund. One of the objects of this Fund is to provide a monetary prize for noteworthy contributions by a member or non member of The Magic Circle to the art or literature of magic.

Winner: Harry Lorayne

The Cecil Lyle Award

Given to the author of the best trick published in The Magic Circular during the past year.

Winner: Katherine Rhodes MIMC