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Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

To cap off this amazing week of celebrating magic, we are thrilled—simply delighted—to recognize the one and only JUAN TAMARIZ with the Allan Slaight Lifetime Achievement Award.

The award acknowledges the exceptional commitment to magic by the dedicated efforts of an individual over a lifetime. The roster of past recipients includes Johnny Thompson, Ton Onosaka, Max Maven, and Dr. Edwin Dawes. Spain’s Juan Tamariz is a perfect candidate to join this illustrious list. The award comes with that wonderful engraved iPad, and a prize of $15,000 from the Slaight Family Foundation.

While it is nearly impossible to capture all of his extraordinary achievements in one summation, the video above gives a retrospective of Juan and his unparalleled influence on the art of magic.

We extend a special thanks to Reel Time Images for making this video possible!

And, that's a wrap!

Congratulations to all our 2019 Allan Slaight Award recipients. It was an incredible year of magic. It was an honour and a joy to recognize all of your outstanding achievements in the pursuit of the impossible.

We take this moment now to acknowledge and to thank, with our deepest gratitude, the Slaight Family Foundation, and in particular Allan Slaight. These awards help to raise the awareness and the profile of magic. Thanks to the commitment and dedication from the Slaight family, we can celebrate and recognize exceptional work by exceptional individuals.

And finally… Thank you! Thank you for joining us this week and for supporting our recipients. It was exciting to celebrate the 2019 Allan Slaight Awards with you and we look forward to seeing what magic appears next year!

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2019 Allan Slaight Awards

Canadian Rising Star
CARISA HENDRIX

International Rising Star
DING YANG

Sharing Secrets
RICHARD KAUFMAN

Sharing Wonder
STEVE COHEN

Lifetime Achievement
JUAN TAMARIZ

 

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