Cyber Magic Superstar



Enter the world’s BIGGEST online magic competition and you could win US$10,000 cash!

You don't need to be the world's best magician to win...
You just need an awesome video that's fun to watch!

PLUS... Every single person who enters, goes into the draw to be randomly selected to WIN incredible prizes all throughout the competition consisting of the hottest new magic items on the market thanks to Murphy’s Magic Supplies!

The competition is judged by three of the best magicians
on the planet and will raise money for #GetUsPPE to provide PPE
to healthcare workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic.



HOW TO ENTER: ANYONE can enter and the rules are simple:

1. Film your best magic effect in one continuous shot (maximum 90 seconds duration)
2. Submit it to the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group by clicking “ENTER NOW” below (US$5.00* entry fee)
3. When your video receives 10 Facebook shares, you qualify for the US$10,000 CASH PRIZE.
WHO CAN ENTER: The competition is open to absolutely EVERYONE. All skill levels and all ages from ages 8 to 108! This includes magicians, non-magicians, professionals, amateurs, inventors, collectors and everyone in-between who have an awesome magic effect in any of the three main categories of magic:

1. Sleight of Hand
2. Grand Illusion
3. Mentalism


By Entering - You AGREE to our Terms and Conditions
* Plus PAYPAL transaction fees
YOUR VIDEO SUBMISSION

Simply use your cell phone camera (or any camera!) to shoot your best magic effect in one continuous shot, no longer than 90 seconds in duration. Then submit it to the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group by clicking “ENTER NOW” above and paying the entry fee. You will then receive a unique entry code and a blue Facebook button to click on which will take you to the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group. You must join the Facebook Group and agree to the Group rules.

Once you are accepted into the Group, its time to upload your video and you must include your unique entry code in your post description. If you fail to include your entry code in the post description, your video will not be approved. The Admins will verify your unique entry code and approve your video so it becomes visible on the Group timeline.

When your video is visible on the Timeline, simply share it from the Group to your own Profile or Page and say,

"I'm a Cyber Magic Superstar! Help me win US$10,000 and ’SHARE' my video! #cybermagicsuperstar2020 ”

Make sure you hashtag #cybermagicsuperstar2020

When your video receives 10 Facebook shares from the Group, you are in the running for the US$10,000 cash prize. You may submit as many videos as you wish. Simply go through the entry procedure for each video at US$5.00* per submission.

Make sure you turn on notifications for the Facebook Group and tune in to the weekly Facebook Live updates from the competition host.

Video submissions close on WEDNESDAY 12th August at 11:59pm EST (THURSDAY 13th August, 1:59pm AEST).

THE JUDGES

The competition is judged by three of the world’s top celebrity magicians, one for each of the three main categories of magic:

SHIN LIM: Sleight of Hand
Shin Lim is one of the best sleight of hand artists in the world. A gifted "Mozart of Magic", Shin Lim choreographs original and artistic routines, weaving music with magic into elegant card "ballets”. The professional magic community acknowledged Shin's remarkable dexterous sleight of hand skills by awarding him the FISM 2015 World Champion of Card Magic. The smartest minds of magic acknowledged and endorsed Shin's original creativity when he succeeded Twice in Penn & Teller Fool Us (2015 & 2017). Shin Lim shot to fame as the $1M Winner of America’s Got Talent 2018 and Winner of America’s Got Talent 2019 - The Champions. As a celebrity judge on Cyber Magic Superstar, Shin hopes to inspire the next generation of magicians to make & elevate Magic as an Art form.
FRANZ HARARY: Grand Illusion
Franz Harary is respected as one of the greatest illusionists on earth today. The Associated Press wrote, "Harary's magic is arguably the most innovative of our time”. He continually redefines the art of magic as a visionary illusion designer, winning international acclaim and the highest awards for his astounding achievements. Harary is responsible for bringing magic to live concerts for Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Cher, Missy Elliott, Justin Bieber and countless others. His work is on Broadway, in feature films, on every major television network in the Unites States and also worldwide. “Franz Harary coined the term MEGA MAGIC to describe his own electrifying brand of grand illusion, making his name synonymous with spectacular entertainment.” - CNN
MAX MAVEN: Mentalism
Max Maven is ranked as one of the most influential mentalists of all time and is considered a legend in the world of magic. He has presented his mind blowing mysteries in packed theatres all across the globe. He has starred in television shows in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America including multiple appearances on NBC’s “World’s Greatest Magic”. Orson Welles described Max as, “The most original mind in magic.” The New York Times observed that Max’s “Category-defying mind-reading show veers into conceptual art.” People Magazine hailed his work as, “A new form of participatory theater.” He has been a consultant to most of the important names in modern magic and an advisor for more than 100 television shows. He has published over 2,000 mentalism effects, articles, and essays and is excited to bring his knowledge and expertise to the celebrity judging panel of Cyber Magic Superstar.


JUDGING CRITERIA

Each video submission is judged on the following criteria:

✓ Entertainment value
✓ Showmanship & presentation
✓ Technical skill & handling
✓ Creativity
✓ Viral potential

Remember to have tonnes of fun with your performance as this will help its viral potential to be viewed millions of times around the world.

THE WINNER & THE CASH PRIZE

The Top 100 finalists will be announced on FRIDAY 14th August, 8pm EST (Saturday 15th August, 10am AEST) on Facebook LIVE from the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group.

There will be only one cash prize winner which may be in any category of magic.

The Cyber Magic Superstar WINNER will be announced on MONDAY 17th August, 8pm EST (Tuesday 18th August, 10am AEST) on Facebook LIVE from the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group.

The winner receives US$10,000 cash!

PLUS! Thanks to Murphy’s Magic Supplies, there is a bonus prize pool of over US$1,600 retail worth of magic. This will be broken down into 10 runner up prize packages valued at US$160.35 each, shipped out to 10 lucky runner up winners all announced on the Facebook Live. The prize packages each consist of the hottest magic on the market today:
• Gecko Pro System by Jim Rosenbaum ($66)
• Cube 3 By Steven Brundage ($34.95)
• GT Speedreader DVD ($20)
• Prisma Lite Blue Pair ($14.95)
• GT Speedreader Mark Deck ($12.50)
• Banshees Standard Cards for Throwing ($11.95)



Join the Cyber Magic Superstar Facebook Group to watch the awesome video entries and tune into the weekly Facebook Live updates from the competition host.



COMPETITION HOST

SAM POWERS - MASTER ILLUSIONIST


Described by critics as the consummate showman, Sam Powers has appeared on television before 50 million viewers with live performances in 21 countries across the globe, leaving Hollywood stars like Jamie Foxx gasping in amazement.

After completing a record breaking 2000 shows at the Reef Hotel Casino, Sam shot to fame reaching the Grand Final of the hit TV show 'Australia’s Got Talent', seen by millions around the world. He now stars alongside six of the industry's greatest illusionists onstage in the biggest magic show on the planet, 'The Illusionists' world tour.

Sam Powers was elected the youngest ever President in the International Brotherhood of Magicians at 19 years of age for two consecutive years and has helped raise in excess of two million dollars for over a hundred charities throughout his career. He is super excited to be your Cyber Magic Superstar Competition Host and help raise money for #GetUsPPE.



RAISING MONEY FOR COVID-19 RELIEF

Proceeds of the competition will be donated to #GetUsPPE, to get PPE to healthcare providers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#GetUsPPE is a grassroots movement founded by physicians and medical researchers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their team has grown to include engineers, scientists, and people like us helping get them and their colleagues the equipment they need.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Can I enter more than once?
A: Yes, you may enter as many times as you wish. Simply go through the entry procedure for each video at USD$5.00* per submission (*plus Paypal fees).

Q: Can I perform more than one effect per entry?
A: The judges will be looking at one overall effect per entry, however if the overall effect has multiple phases, that is acceptable. Multiple, separate effects in the one entry are not permitted and you must submit each individual effect in separate entries. Remember, you can enter as many times as you wish.

Q: What if my video is only 20 seconds duration?
A: That's fine, provided your video does not exceed the 90 second limit.

Q: Am I allowed to use camera angles or camera trickery?
A: You may use any live camera method you wish, as long as you are performing the effect live to tape in one continuous shot. If you use green screen or CGI it may not be favoured by the judges.

Q: I paid my entry fee and uploaded my video into the Group... Why has my video not been approved yet?
A: When you upload your video you must include your unique entry code in your post description. Your unique entry code is sent to you upon paying the entry fee. If you fail to include your entry code in the video description, your video will not be approved. Also, make sure your video does not exceed the 90 second duration limit and is presented in one continuous shot.

Q: Can I share the video from the Cyber Magic Superstar Group to other Groups, Pages and Profiles and social media platforms including Instagram and TikTok?
A: Yes, you may share as many times as you wish. Once your video receives 10 Facebook shares from the Group, you are in the running for the US$10,000 cash prize. You may share onto other platforms including Instagram and TikTok, however shares to other social platforms do not contribute to the 10 Facebook share criteria. Remember, the more overall shares your video receives, the more its viral potential increases.

Q: Will I be penalised for performing a commercial effect?
A: Not at all. The judges will be looking for fun and creative presentations of commercial effects.

Q: Do I need to talk on the video?
A: You do not need to talk on the video and you may perform your effect silently to music. This of course will depend on the style and category of magic you are performing.

Q: I perform stage manipulation and/or bird magic. Is this allowed?
A: Absolutely ALL magic genres are allowed. There are NO restrictions or limitations. We have expert judges covering all disciplines to make qualified evaluations of your work no matter what your niche. Remember, the key factor judged most favourably is "FUN". Good luck!

Q: I have only been doing magic for a few months... Do I have any chance of winning?
A: Absolutely YES! Remember, you don't need to be the world's best magician to win. You just need an awesome video thats fun to watch. If your video is more fun and entertaining then someone who can produce 500 playing cards in a row, you are in much better position of winning the cash prize.

Q: Do I have a better chance of winning if I get more than the minimum 10 Facebook share criteria?
A: Once you receive 10 Facebook shares, you are officially in the running for the US$10,000 cash prize. From there, its over to the judges who are evaluating your video as per the judging criteria stated on the website:
✓ Entertainment value
✓ Showmanship & presentation
✓ Technical skill & handling
✓ Creativity
✓ Viral potential


Q: I'm a beginner and am thinking about entering just for fun. Can I still win anything?
A: Absolutely YES! When you enter the competition, your name goes into the draw to be randomly selected to WIN incredible magic prizes throughout the competition consisting of the hottest magic items on the market today sponsored by Murphy's Magic Supplies. PLUS... if your video is FUN to watch, you definitely have a chance to take out the cash prize. This is all about entertainment.

Q: Can I submit a video I already created prior to the start of the competition?
A: Of course you can! As long as it's one continuous shot and maximum 90 seconds duration.

Q: If I win one of the Murphy's Magic bonus magic prizes, can I still win the US$10,000 cash?
A: Absolutely you can... and remember, you may enter as many times as you like!

Q: When do entries close?
A: Video submissions close on WEDNESDAY 12th August at 11:59pm EST (THURSDAY 13th August, 1:59pm AEST). You can find this (and more) information on the website, and in the terms and conditions, and on the Facebook Group.

Q: Is the competition open to people outside America?
A: The competition is open to absolutely everyone in every single country around the world.

Q: If my effect is filmed with one continuous shot, can I add/edit titles and audio for music and/or reactions if I still remain in the 90 second time limit?
A: Provided the actual magic effect can be viewed in one continuous shot with no obvious camera cuts, adding titles and audio is completely fine.

Q: To qualify for the cash prize, I must receive 10 Facebook shares. Do they have to be shares from people in the Cyber Magic Superstar Group, or can the shares be from anyone on Facebook?
A: A long as your video submission inside the Cyber Magic Superstar Group shows a minimum of 10 shares on the share counter, that's all that matters.

Q: I don't like reading information on websites and would prefer to private message all my questions to Sam Powers, is that OK?
A: You will get a much faster response if you message the Facebook Page which is run by Admins or send an email to the Cyber team at: competition@cybermagicsuperstar.com






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