Allan Slaight Awards


The Slaight Family Foundation created the Allan Slaight Awards in 2015 to recognize outstanding achievement in the pursuit of the impossible.
They pledged to give $50,000 a year to celebrate exceptional work in five categories. And, over a decade the Slaight Family Foundation has awarded $510,000 to celebrate magic excellence. The tenth year of the awards marks the end of the program and we thank the Slaight Family Foundation for this incredible contribution to magic.

The awards were named after Canadian businessman and philanthropist Allan Slaight in honour of his significant contributions to the art of magic.


the awards program concluded in June 2024





The awards program has now concluded.


For ten years, $50,000 per year were awarded in five distinct categories celebrating exceptional work in the art of magic. Learn more about each category and nomination eligibility. 

Award Recipients

The Allan Slaight Awards have given away $510,000 in recognition of exceptional contributions to magic by individuals and organizations.


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