CREATIVITY & ARTISTIC VISION
This award appraises the person’s range of creation, not simply in terms of technical invention but also with attention paid to the larger conceptual views that inform that person’s work.
Prior recipients: 2006, Gaëtan Bloom (France); 2009, Jim Steinmeyer (USA); 2012, Teller (USA); 2015, Derren Brown (England)
DEREK DELGAUDIO (USA)
PAUL HARRIS (USA)
LUKE JERMAY (England)
FINN JON (Norway)
TOM STONE (Sweden)
HISTORY, RESEARCH & SCHOLARSHIP
This award recognizes scholarship, assessed both in terms of academic depth and the manner and quality of the distribution of such information.
Prior recipients: 2006, Eddie Dawes (England); 2009, Bill Kalush (USA); 2012, Mike Caveney (USA); 2015, Magic Christian (Austria)
DENIS BEHR (Germany)
DAVID BEN (Canada)
ENRIQUE JIMÉNEZ-MARTINEZ (Mexico)
MITSUNOBU MATSUYAMA (Japan)
STEPHEN MINCH (USA)
THEORY & PHILOSOPHY
This award gives tribute to a person who has approached magic from a viewpoint that is analytical, academic, perhaps even spiritual.
Prior recipients: 2006, Tommy Wonder (Netherlands); 2009, Juan Tamariz (Spain); 2012, Eugene Burger (USA); Roberto Giobbi (Switzerland)
DANI DAORTIZ (Spain)
PIT HARTLING (Germany)
JEFF MCBRIDE (USA)
DARWIN ORTIZ (USA)
GABI PARERAS (Spain)