Our Close-up Contest takes place in March. All SYM members in good standing are encouraged to participate. Even if you are new to performing or have only one or two tricks that you do well, we would still like to see you in the contest.
The location of the Close-up Contest will be decided each year, though typically we hold it at the Riverview Community Centre.
Friends and family are invited to come enjoy the show.
Close-up magic is something you would perform for just a few people, perhaps standing in a group or around a table. Usually cards, coins, and other small objects are involved. It is considered, by some, to be the most challenging form of magic because your audience is less than a metre away and so it is more difficult to hide the secret move.
This is an adjudicated event and so we invite magicians from the Magic Club of Winnipeg to be judges. In addition to “scoring” the performance, we also conduct a debriefing feedback session after the formal contest, when the judges will give suggestions for improvement on the specific performances and answer questions that you may have.
The rules for the Close-up Contest and the Stage Showcase can be found here. Feel free to download and print them for your use.