I.B.M. Contest

I.B.M. 2015 Stage and Close Up Contest

Stage Contest Signup: Online  |  Printable PDF

Close Up Contest Signup: Online  |  Printable PDF

Technical Sheet:  Online  |  Printable PDF

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FANTASMA MAGIC, FOR IT'S 10TH YEAR, WILL FLY THE WINNER OF THE I.B.M. JUNIOR STAGE COMPETITION AND THEIR PARENT TO NEW YORK CITY.

The Fantasma Magic Memorable Prize Package consists of:

1.    Airplane Transportation for 2 to New York City!
2.    Hotel Weekend  Accommodations for up to 3 nights.
3.    Over $300 worth of Fantasma Magic product.
4.    Magic Show tickets.
5.    VIP tour of the Houdini Museum of New York and the Fantasma Magic Company.
6.    An actual collectible piece of Houdiniana .
7.    Private Magic Consultation from a famous TV magician.
8.    Opportunity to perform Off Broadway and on TV.
9.    Many Autographed playing cards from the world’s greatest magicians .
10.  A promise to make this the most memorable magical weekend anyone can dream of, and much, much more!

Trip limited to North America Residents only. A modified package will be available for all International contestants.

 

SORCERER'S SAFARI MAGIC SUPPORTS I.B.M. YOUTH CONTEST. MIKE AND JEN SEGAL HAVE DONATED A REGISTRATION TO THE SORCERER'S SAFARI MAGIC CAMP AS A PRIZE FOR THE FIRST PLACE YOUTH CLOSE-UP WINNER! THANKS MIKE AND JEN!!!! 

The camp will be held Friday, August 14th through Wednesday, August 19th at Camp White Pine located in the Haliburton Highlands about 2 ½ hours north of Toronto, Canada. The camp registration includes transportation between the airport and the camp, sleeping quarters, all meals, classes, workshops, fun and LOTS of MAGIC! The winner will be responsible for his/her own transportation between home and Toronto.

 

Thank you for your interest in participating in the I.B.M. Contests at the 87th Annual I.B.M. Convention.  This year's contest will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.

Online applications for the I.B.M. Stage Contest and the I.B.M. Close-Up Contests submitted via email must be received no later than June 22, 2015.  Applications for the I.B.M. Stage Contest and the I.B.M. Close-Up contest submitted by postal mail must be postmarked no later than June 15, 2015 and received no later than June 22, 2013.

A confirmation eMAIL with information and contest details (times and places) will be sent by June 29, 2015.

All contest materials are available on this I.B.M. website and are downloadable.

NO Pyrotechnics or Confetti may be used in either the Close-Up or Stage Contests.  Note:  This includes flash paper, any open flame, smokers, or misters.

 

The I.B.M. contests have been accepted as the benchmark for well-organized, quality, non-political convention contests.  Over the past 25 years, the I.B.M. contests have continued to attract more contestants and the quality of the field has steadily climbed.  The I.B.M. Gold Medal Contest Show has consistently been one of the high points of the convention.  The I.B.M. Gold Medal International Award of Excellence in Stage Performance and the I.B.M. Gold Cups International Award of Excellence in Close-Up Performance are two of the most prestigious prizes in the magic world.

The I.B.M. Gold Medal Stage Contest is a preliminary/finals event.  If you're selected to be one of the finalists in the I.B.M. Gold Medal Stage Contest, you'll have the opportunity to showcase your talents on the evening I.B.M. Gold Medal show held in the Florida Theatre.  The I.B.M. Gold Cups Close-Up Contest is also a preliminary/finals event.  The top Close-Up contestants will perform in the finals before a larger, very appreciative audience.

These top prizes are given at the discretion of the judges and are not awarded every year.

Synopsis of the I.B.M. Convention Contest Awards and Prizes

1.       I.B.M. Stage Contest - Youth Category:  Outstanding performance by a member age 7-17 includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.  Second Place Award of Merit for performance by a member age 7-17 includes a $250 (US Currency) cash prize.

2.       I.B.M. Stage Contest - Adult Category:  Outstanding performance by a member age 18 or over, includes a $2,000 (US Currency) cash prize.  Second Place Award of Merit for performance by a member age 18 or over includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.

3.       I.B.M. Stage Contest People's Choice Award:  This award includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.  The winner of this award is selected during the I.B.M. Gold Medal Stage Contest Finals.

4.       I.B.M. Gold Medal International Award of Excellence:  This award includes a $5,000 (US Currency) cash prize.  This top prize is given at the discretion of the judges and is not awarded every year.

5.       I.B.M. Close-Up Contest - Youth Category:  Outstanding performance by a member age 7-17 includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.  Second Place Award of Merit for performance by a member age 7-17 includes a $250 (US Currency) cash prize.

6.       I.B.M. Close-Up Contest - Adult Category:  Outstanding performance by a member age 18 or over, includes a $2,000 (US Currency) cash prize.  Second Place Award of Merit for performance by a member age 18 or over includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.

7.       I.B.M./Obie FFFF People's Choice Award for Close-Up:  This award includes a $500 (US Currency) cash prize.  The winner of this award is selected during the I.B.M. Gold Cups Close-Up Contest Finals.  The winner of this contest will be presented with the Obie Award, an invitation to the highly esteemed 4F convention held every year in Batavia, NY.

8.       I.B.M. Gold Cups International Award of Excellence:  This award includes a $5,000 (US Currency) cash prize.  This top prize is given at the discretion of the judges and is not awarded every year.

9.       Karrell Fox Comedy Award:  The winner must have entered the I.B.M Stage Contest.  This award is presented at the discretion of the judges and is not presented every year.

The winners of the I.B.M. Gold Medal Stage Contest and the I.B.M. Gold Cups Close-Up Contest will be booked for a following I.B.M. Annual Convention.  Additionally, Ring 25, the British Ring, will invite the winner of the I.B.M. Stage Contest to perform at the British Ring Convention, with all expenses paid (airfare, room, etc.)

The Youth Category awards are supported and funded by the I.B.M. Endowment and Development Fund (EDF) to encourage our youth in magic. 

There are many reasons to enter the I.B.M. contests:  GREAT experiences, GREAT prizes, building lifelong friends. Whatever your motivation may be -

YOU WANT IT?  Come and TAKE it!  We don't just give it away.

If you have questions or require additional information, please don't hesitate to contact our Contest Directors - Oscar & Melody Munoz at oscarmunoz@mac.com