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Christchurch NZ Labour Weekend
2012 (19/10/2012 to 22/10/2012)

Last call for convention competition entries

Entries must be received by 31st July 2012

National Convention Trophies
The holders of National Convention Trophies could you please make sure they are clean and engraved and return them to ether Syd Walker or Greg Britt over the next month.

Trophies Coordinator: Syd Walker
31 Ellangowan Rd
Ph: 09 4738251
Mobile: 021 0628499

Information on Conventions competitions:
Stage Senior (10 to 12 minutes)
Stage Junior (8 to 10 minutes)
Close Up Senior 6 to 8 minutes)
Close Up Junior (4 to 6 minutes
Children's Entertainer (8 to 10 minutes)

Note: the first time is the minimum; the second is the maximum for the specified competition.

Junior Category applies to those registrants 17 and under as on 19/10/2012

Special Awards
The following may be awarded by the judges at the conclusion of the formal competitions:

Best Manipulation
Best Illusion
Best Mental Effect
Funniest Routine
Best Comedy Performance
Best Assistant
Best Effect of the Convention

Conditions of Entry:
To promote a higher standard of performance in line with those achieved at major international conventions, the selection of all entries to the competitions will be based on the quality of presentation and content.

A DVD, a YouTube video clip or a video clip of the presentation that can be viewed on computer must be supplied with an application for entry.

* Entries must be received by 31st July 2012
* Applicants will be notified by 31 August 2012 as to whether they have qualified as a entrant to any or all of the competitions applied for
* You must be registered for the convention for entry into any competition to be accepted
* The judge's decision will be final and no communication will be entered into
* Balloting as to the order of competitors will be done prior to each performance
* First prize or any prizes associated with the competition may not be awarded if the judges decide the performances do not qualify for that prize
* Sub-category awards may be given at the discretion of the judges
* Please note a trick or routine may be used only once within all competition categories

Judging Criteria:
Technique/Skill: 20 points
Entertainment: 40 points
Originality: 10 points
Audience Response: 15 points
Dress*: 5 points*
Magical Content / Structure: 10 points

Total: 100 points

* The points for dress will be marked as appropriate to the type of performance.

Application Forms as well as DVD, Video Clips or You Tube video clips should be sent by 31 July 2012 to:

Russell Hendry
Competition Convenor
2012 NZ Magicians' Convention

21 Stirling Place
Timaru 7910
New Zealand

Or by email with attachments to:

Convention registration form go to:

Credit card payment form for convention registration go to:

Competition registration form go to:

Alan Watson - Publicity and Marketing

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