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Allan Slaight Awards

Award Recipients

The Slaight Family Foundation established the awards in 2015 to raise the awareness of magic as an art. Since then, the foundation has given away an astonishing $510,000 to recognize outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible.


2024 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) — STEPHEN MINCH
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) — MARIO THE MAKER MAGICIAN
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — TANNEN’S MAGIC CAMP
International Rising Star ($5,000) — ARTEM SHCHUKIN
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) — GABRIELLA LESTER

 

2023 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) — JOHN FISHER
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) — ASI WIND
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — DENIS BEHR
International Rising Star ($5,000) — NIKOLA ARKANE
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) — ATSUSHI ONO

 

2022 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) — GOLDFINGER & DOVE
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) — DANI DAORTIZ
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — LAWRENCE HASS
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — KAYLA DRESCHER
International Rising Star ($5,000) — MIKAYLA OZ
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) — NEIL CROSWELL

 

2021 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) — JOHN GAUGHAN
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) — HELDER GUIMARÃES
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — DAVID SANDY & LANCE RICH
International Rising Star ($5,000) — BILLY KIDD
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) — JONAH BABINS

 

2020 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) — JIM STEINMEYER
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) — DERREN BROWN
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) — JUAN TAMARIZ & RAFAEL BENATAR
International Rising Star ($5,000) — DIEGO VARGAS
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) — THE SENTIMENTALISTS

 

2019 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) - JUAN TAMARIZ
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) - STEVE COHEN
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) - RICHARD KAUFMAN
International Rising Star ($5,000) - DING YANG
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) - CARISA HENDRIX

 

2018 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS  

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) - DR. EDWIN DAWES
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) - MICHAEL CARBONARO
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) - COLLEGE OF MAGIC
International Rising Star ($5,000) - NOAH LEVINE
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) - NICHOLAS WALLACE

 

2017 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS  

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) - MAX MAVEN
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) - DEREK DELGAUDIO
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) - JOHN LOVICK
International Rising Star ($5,000) - EDWARD HILSUM
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) - ERIC LECLERC

 

2016 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS 

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) - TON ONOSAKA
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) - DARCY OAKE
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) - RICHARD KAUFMAN
International Rising Star ($5,000) - JORGE BLASS
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) - LUC LANGEVIN

 

2015 ALLAN SLAIGHT AWARDS 

Lifetime Achievement ($15,000) - JOHNNY THOMPSON
Sharing Wonder ($15,000) - PENN & TELLER
Sharing Secrets ($10,000) - MIKE CAVENEY
International Rising Star ($5,000) - HENRY VARGAS
Canadian Rising Star ($5,000) - MAHDI GILBERT