Tonight, we kick off the start of our new Magic & Cardistry Competition - MC2x2014. This is a new annual competition for both magic and cardistry that aims to push the envelope even further than before. Your task is to make one video of magic and/or cardistry in 60 seconds max. You can make it all magic, all cardistry, or both. This is the criteria that we are looking for: - 60 seconds max - Presentation. Present your video in a unique way that has never been done before. Make it so that no one else can replicate it. - Creativity. We want to see originality and style. Make it unique, whether it be the moves, filming style, editing, or location. - Overall impact. By the end of your video we want to be left with a lasting impression. Make it meaningful, and make it memorable. To be clear, this is a film competition, so production quality counts. Make your video as high-impact and polished as you possibly can! Show us your talent, your skill, and most of all - your creativity. The contest officially starts tonight. The deadline to submit your video is exactly 2 weeks from today - Saturday, December 6th at 7:30pm EST. Name your video and post the link to it in response to THIS forum thread by no later than the deadline. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo. If your video is marked as private or we can't watch it, we can't judge it. Also, old videos do not count. All submissions must be uploaded specifically for this contest. If you submit an old video, you will be disqualified and your submission will not be judged. This year's Magic & Cardistry Competition will end with a top 3. Here are the prizes associated with each tier: FIRST PLACE will receive 100 Decks of Monarch Playing Cards! Yes, you read that right. 100 decks! The first place winner will also receive a laser-etched, custom engineered trophy and 1,000 Elite Member Points. SECOND and THIRD PLACE will each receive their very own laser-etched, custom engineered trophy, along with 1,000 Elite Member Points. Good luck to everyone; we can't wait to see all of the submissions! UPDATE: See additional tips and suggestions just posted here.