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Grand Master of Magic Award

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The Grand Master of Magic® Award is a lifetime achievement award presented by the Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians on behalf of the magicians of New Zealand. It was first awarded in 1969 and by 2013 it has been awarded on seventeen occasions.[1][2]
GMM Award Medallion

Criteria for the Grand Master of Magic®

The criteria for the Grand Master of Magic Award was formalized in 1998 and is as follows :

"Its purpose is to honour those magicians who are acknowledged by their fellow magicians to be masters of the art and craft of magic. The recipients first and foremost must be performers of a high standard. In addition they might be originators of magical effects, or administrators giving time and expertise to running societies and conventions. They could be consistent competition winners, or have an international standing, or be known only in the New Zealand setting. But above all they are people who have served magic well, have graced our art, and made a special contribution over many years."

Any nomination must also be measured against the standard achieved by the previous recipients.



  1. http://brotherhoodofaucklandmagicians.com/grand-masters-of-magic/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Grand Master of Magic criteria
  3. James V. Reilly. 'Benyon, Edgar Wilson - Benyon, Edgar Wilson', from the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 30-Oct-2012
  4. Jon Zealando GMM Accolades
  5. Peter Evans Biography on the Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Benny Award Winners Biography Page
  6. Magic New Zealand Ezyne : Barry Brook GMM Citation
  7. Magic New Zealand Ezyne : Bernard Reid GMM Citation
  8. Alan Watson GMM Citation
  9. Magic New Zealand Ezyne : Greg Britt GMM Citation
  10. Ken Bates Wanganui Chronicle Article
  11. Richard Webster Grand Master of Magic, Howick Pakuranga Times Article
  12. Grand Master of Magic Recipients
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