Hey guys, hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend! The summer solstice is today, and that means it's time to officially kick off the summer! The sun is out and shining, and we couldn't be more excited to kick off this exciting season with some new magic, most recently the newest release in the Optical Deceptions series - Holocard. As if it were a hologram… a playing card held in front of your body seems to short circuit reality and become transparent. Engineered by Jared Arroyo and Calen Morelli, this illusion looks AMAZING on video! For now, let's go with our theme for this week's contest: Summertime. Your challenge is to create an effect that involves ANY items you can find at (or take to) the beach. Packing some drinks to take to the beach? You can create an effect with those cans/bottles. Find some cool shells while walking on the sand? Create something new with them. Accidentally tear your swim trunks? Restore the tear and make it good as new. Have an idea for a big illusion with beach chairs and towels? Go for it! ANYTHING you can find at the beach or is appropriate to take to the beach is fair game for this week's contest. If you want to go to the beach but cannot because of COVID-19, this is the next best thing! Judging criteria will be as follows: we are looking for creativity, originality, and execution. Make it unique, make it look as smooth and polished as you can. We don't want to see any flashes! Film and upload your performance of your effect to either YouTube, Instagram, or Vimeo, and post the link to your public video in response to THIS forum thread by no later than tomorrow, Sunday, June 21st at 11:00pm EST. Once time is up we will look through all submissions and decide on a winner based on the criteria listed above. What can you win? 1,000 Elite Points, the entire Optical Deceptions series, and ANY download of your choice, completely on the house. Good luck!