Magic Contest

Magic Dove Magician of the Year (MD-MOTY)

Magic Dove Magic Shop, located in Historic Cocoa Village, Florida, has been the host of youth magic contests since 2006. After hosting many youth magic contests throughout the years, in 2009, Magic Dove implemented a monthly contest and added an adult division.

In 2010 the Magician of the Year program was implemented with two categories—youth and adult.

The winners of each monthly contest qualified for the final competition held in December of each year. Magic Dove introduced the title Magic Dove Magician of the Year and Youth Magic Dove Magician of the Year. In 2016 a junior division for ages 7-11 was added to allow younger magicians to compete with their peers. Magic Dove plans to continue their monthly contests for years to come.

Magic Dove Magic Shop

The Winners

Adult

2010 Logan Hawke
2011 Austin Roghelia
2012 Chad Lau
2013 Chad Lau
2014 Danny Sanz
2015 Chad Lau
2016 William Zaballero
2017 Chad Lau
2018 James Bailey III
2019 Todd Bogue
2020 Justin Cowgill

Youth Division

2010 Christopher Richardson
2011 Christopher Quintero
2012 Christopher Wilken
2013 Austin Dunlop
2014 Jason Knight
2015 Mahogany Legette
2016 Stephen Duhaime
2017 Autumn VanVorhis
2018 Riley Taylor
2019 Justin Cowgill
2020 Megan Waryk

Junior Division

2016 Riley Taylor
2017 Megan Waryk
2018 Megan Waryk
2019 Megan Waryk
2020 Carter Concannon

Florida Magician of the Year (FL-MOTY)

Magic Dove's contest experience was being put to good use in 2018 for the Florida Magician of the Year Contest. Florida's most magical celebration of all times- The Florida Magician of the Year (FL-MOTY) Contest highlights Florida's most talented magicians. Magicians from across the state of Florida compete for the coveted title of Florida Magician of the Year.

This annual event brings amateur and professional magicians of all ages together for one unforgettable magical performance. The contest is open to all Florida magicians from across the entire state. However, only the finalists make it to the final competition.

Florida champions of magic come together for a friendly battle to earn the prestigious title of Florida Magician of the Year. The Florida Magician of the Year Contest is designed to preserve and promote the art of magic by highlighting magical talents performed by Florida magicians.

Three titles are awarded each year, starting with the junior division for ages 7-11, which awards the junior Florida Magician of the Year. The youth division covers ages 12-17, which leads to the title—Youth Florida Magician of the Year. The adult division leads to the title of Florida Magician of the Year.
Contest years 2018-2020 were held at the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse.

The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse is a magical venue and originally opened on August 18, 1924, as a silent movie house. On October 17, 1991, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This state-of-the-art historic theater provides an impressive setting to showcase magical talents. The theater is located at 300 Brevard Avenue in Historic Cocoa Village, Florida, and seats approximately 600. The theater is truly a magical place and served as the perfect location for the Florida Magician of the Year Contest, but due to COVID-19, the contest moved to a virtual platform in 2021. Our goal is to continue our support for the performing art of magic.

Florida Magician of the Year Winners

Adult Division
2018 Todd Bogue
2019 Jacob Jensen
2020 Jeremy Michelson
2021 Justin Cowgill

Youth Division
2018 Autumn VanVorhis
2019 Justin Cowgill
2020 Conner Harrell
2021 Megan Waryk (Marvelous Megan)

Junior Division
2018 Megan Waryk (Marvelous Megan)
2019 Megan Waryk (Marvelous Megan)
2019 Megan Waryk (Marvelous Megan)
2021 Carter Concannon