Magic Circle Awards 2017

September 16, 2017


I am very proud to be a member of the Magic Circle but based in Yorkshire I sadly don’t get visit our HQ as often as I`d like, but always cherish the times when I can. But there are some nights I could never miss, and the annual awards evening is one such occasion. It’s tremendous fun, and as a performer I always take inspiration from the event and listening to the stories of those being recognised.

Last night was certainly no exception and I had an amazing time catching up magical friends, and watching very talented individuals win awards.

Our societies president, Scott Penrose MIMC, presented the following awards;

The David Devant Award for Services to International magic:

Silvan MIMC

The Maskelyne Award for Services to British magic:

Debbie McGee MIMC

The Carlton Award for outstanding comedy in magic:

Pete Firman

The Cecil Lyle Award for Best Trick Published in The Magic Circular:

Barry Cooper AIMC.

The John Neil Maskelyne Prize for noteworthy contributions to the art or literature of magic:

Ricky Jay

Silver Wands were also presented to:

Margaret MacLean AIMC & David Weeks MIMC

The Gold Medal:

Professor Edwin Dawes MIMC

(only 10 of these, including last night, have ever been handed out in Magic Circle history!)


A huge congratulations to all of the winners, every single prize wholeheartedly deserved.

For more information about the Magic Circle visit their website here.


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