CREATIVITY & ARTISTIC VISION
Â Â Â Â 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.
Â Â Â Prior recipients: 2006, GaÃ«tan 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
Â Â Â This award recognizes scholarship, assessed both in terms of academic depth and the manner and quality of the distribution of such information.
Â Â Â 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 JIMÃ‰NEZ-MARTINEZ (Mexico)
MITSUNOBU MATSUYAMA (Japan)
STEPHEN MINCH (USA)
THEORY & PHILOSOPHY
Â Â Â This award gives tribute to a person who has approached magic from a viewpoint that is analytical, academic, perhaps even spiritual.
Â Â Â Prior recipients: 2006, Tommy Wonder (Netherlands); 2009, Juan Tamariz (Spain); 2012, Eugene Burger (USA); Roberto Giobbi (Switzerland)
DANI DAORTIZ (Spain)
PIT HARTLING (Germany)Â
JEFF MCBRIDE (USA)
DARWIN ORTIZ (USA)
GABI PARERAS (Spain)