Alan Watson magician

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Accolades

New Zealand Royal Honour:
2015 - The Queen’s Service Medal (QSM)
- For services as a magician

Highest New Zealand Magicians Award:
2006 - The Grand Master of Magic Award® - The Supreme Award for excellence for a New Zealand magician

International Magic Awards:
2016 - Order of Merlin - Shield - from International President - For a long-standing membership (35 years)
2015 - Award of Merit - Academy of Magical Arts - For his tireless work editing and publishing Magic New Zealand, a weekly e-zine distributed to internet subscribers at no charge. Now well pasts its thousand issue, it has helped to inform and connect tens of thousands of readers.
2015 - Presidential Citation - from The Society of American Magicians President - For his extraordinary support promoting the goals and the values of The Society of American Magicians, his constant efforts to elevate and advance the art of magic, for his many years of performing as a professional magician, for his endless dedication and integrity through his newsletter, sharing important magic news and information across the globe. Alan Watson is a great source of pride to all who know him and all would do well to emulate as emulate as he epitomizes out motto: M-U-M, Magic - Unity - Might.
2015 - Alliance of Harry Houdini Award - from The Society of American Magicians - For a long-standing membership (25 years)
2010 - Presidential Citation - from The Society of American Magicians President - For his extraordinary support and countless hours of service for the betterment of The Society of American Magicians through Magic New Zealand, enthusiastic participation and willingness to assist with any and all requests made of him as an International Deputy of the Society, and for being a member that all would do well to emulate. 
2002 - DRAGON Award - from the President of the J.Marberger Stuart Foundation, Inc. - A lifetime achievement award given to a team in Magic who excels in Drama, Romance, Artistry, Glamour, Originality, and Necromancy
2002 - The Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum, Inc. have dedicated a wall to winners of the DRAGON Award
2006 - Order of Merlin - from International President - For a long-standing membership (25 years)
2005 - Presidential Citation - from International President - For his contributions to the advancement of the Art of Magic and to the International Brotherhood of Magicians with continuing interest and donations of time and effort
2005 - Best Mental Effect - A Plaque - Linking Ring Awards
2003 - Life Member - The International Brotherhood of Magicians
2003 - Life Member - The Society of American Magicians
2005 - Certificate of Appreciation - from International President
1995 - Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star - (M.I.M.C.*) - The highest degree of the most prestigious magic society in the world, The Magic Circle, London UK
1990 - 1st place - Close-up - 22nd Australian Convention of Magicians
1982 - The Peter J. Shield Award - 18th Australian Convention of Magicians - For Outstanding Contribution to the Art of Mentalism

New Zealand Variety Artists Club Inc. Entertainment Industry Awards:
2008 - Top Childrens Entertainer
2006 - The Benny - Lifetime achievement - The most prestigious and highest Award of The New Zealand Variety Artists Club
2006 - Life Member - New Zealand Variety Artists Club Inc.
2003 - Agnew Excellence Award - Achieving excellence in his chosen field as a professional magician. The citation also acknowledged his dedication and professionalism and saluted his achievements in magic
1999 - Scroll of Honour - In recognition for his major contributions and achievements in the professional art of magic and also for his expertise and dedication to introduce cyber technology to the entertainment profession
1997 - Shure Golden Microphone - Most Professional Entertainer
1997 - Benny Award - Top Magician
1996 - Benny Award - Top Magician
1995 - Benny Award - Top Magician
1995 - Benny Award - Top Childrens Entertainer
1994 - Benny Award - Top Magician

New Zealand National Conventions:
2001 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 26th New Zealand Convention
1999 - 1st place - Highest Aggregate Score - 25th New Zealand Convention
1999 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 25th New Zealand Convention
1999 - 1st equal - Funniest routine within the Childrens Entertainer Competition
1999 - 1st place - Close-up - 25th New Zealand Convention
1993 - 1st place - Close-up - 22nd New Zealand Convention
1993 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 22nd New Zealand Convention
1993 - 1st place - Trade Show - 22nd New Zealand Convention
1990 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 21st New Zealand Convention
1987 - 1st place - Close-up - 20th New Zealand Convention
1987 - 1st equal - Childrens Entertainer - 20th New Zealand Convention
1985 - 1st equal - Childrens Entertainer - 19th New Zealand Convention
1982 - 1st place - Close-up - 18th New Zealand Convention

Palmerston North Magic Circle Mini Convention:
2001 - 1st place - Close-up

Magicana Day:
1988 - 1st place - Close-up
1987 - 1st place - Magicana Trophy - My Favourite 3 Minutes

Napier mini Convention:
1988 - 1st place - Close-up
1988 - 1st place - Quick trick

New Zealand Magicians Club Award:
2017 - Life Member - Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians Inc.
1981 - Life Member - New Zealand Society of Magicians Inc.