What a week
We were thrilled to announce the 2020 Allan Slaight Awards last week, celebrating the extraordinary contributions to the art of magic by seven individuals, across five categories. Once again, we heartily congratulate: Diego Vargas, Jim Steinmeyer, Juan Tamariz, Rafael Benatar, Derren Brown, and The Sentimentalists (Mysterion and Steffi Kay).
Since 2015, the Slaight Family Foundation has given away an astonishing $300,000 to recognize outstanding achievements by magicians who strive to advance this wondrous art of magic. It is with profound gratitude that we give thanks to the Slaight Family Foundation, especially to Allan Slaight and to Gary Slaight, for distinguishing magic as its own art form, and for the unending encouragement to advance it. The commitment by the Foundation to supporting magic is truly extraordinary.
Now that we have wrapped up the 2020 Allan Slaight Awards, it’s your turn… look for an exceptional rising star, tell us about innovators who are finding exciting ways to share magic. If you seen an outstanding pursuit of the impossible, considering sharing the discovery and submit a nomination next year.
We look forward to meeting you back here soon, and sharing more wonder.
2020 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS
Canadian Rising Star
International Rising Star
JUAN TAMARIZ & RAFAEL BENATAR