Winter Carnival of Magic Contest Information

Each year, the Winter Carnival of Magic hosts two competitions, a stage competition and a close-up competition. Attendees of the convention are welcome to enter either or both competitions. The competitions have the following rules and guidelines:

Eligibility
To be eligible to compete, contestants must:
  1. Register for the convention
  2. E-mail the competition chairman
  3. Attend a mandatory competition meeting at the WCM
  4. Pay the $10 non-refundable entry fee
Additionally, no paid performer is eligible to compete in either competition.

Registration
Registration for the convention is done through the Country Tonite Theatre. The number for the theatre as well as rates for the convention are listed on our homepage. You MUST have your confirmation number to be eligible to enter either competition.

E-mailing the competition chairman
The chairman for both competitions at the WCM is Zeke Bryant. Send an e-mail to mr_iniduoh@yahoo.com with the subject line "WCM contest". In the body of the e-mail, indicate which competition you are entering. Include the confirmation number you received from the theatre when you registered to attend the convention as well as a brief description of your act.

Attending the meeting / Paying the entry fee
After you e-mail the competition chairman, you should receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging your entry and providing information about where and when to meet. You will pay your entry fee at the meeting. Once you have paid the entry fee, it is non-refundable unless fewer than five people enter the competition.

Number of Participants
Entry in each competition is granted on a first-come first-served basis and is limited to ten competitors and two alternates.

Prizes
A $100 cash prize is awarded to the first place winner in each competition. There must be a minimum of five competitors for the cash prize to be awarded.

Trophies are awarded for first and second place in each competition. There must be a minimum of three competitors for trophies to be awarded.

A Peoples' Choice Award will be given in each competition. The winner of the Peoples' Choice will receive a voucher granting them free admission to next year's WCM.

Fire Effects
Any use of fire/pyrotechnics (including matches/flash paper/cotton,etc.) must be pre-approved by the contest chairman. Please note that Country Tonite Theater and/or Fire Marshall have final say on all fire related equipment.

Competition Chairman
The competition chairman (in conjunction with the WCM convention chairman) has the final say in all matters related to the competition. The chairman reserves the right to prohibit any performance that he/she thinks may endanger the performer, the spectators, or the venue or any performance that he/she deems to be in bad taste or that may otherwise damage the reputation of the WCM or its host Ring 58.

Close-up Competition
Competitors in the close-up competition must come prepared to perform the same act in two different locations.
The close-up competition will be scored using the attached score sheet: Close-up Competition Score Sheet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the competition chairman prior to registering and paying for entry into the competition.

Stage Competition
The stage for the stage competition is a very large theatrical stage with plenty of room for props and performers.
The stage competition will be scored using the attached score sheet: Stage Competition Score Sheet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the competition chairman prior to registering and paying for entry into the competition.

Subject to Change
These rules are subject to change without notice.

Other Concerns
If you have any other questions or concerns about either competition, please contact the competition chairman at mr_iniduoh@yahoo.com with the subject line "WCM contest".