The first Good Magic Awards received many impressive applications. After careful consideration, the judging panel selected two winners to receive the £1,000 awards: Megan Swann and Breathe Magic. Here is some information about each of the winners and their projects:
Megan Swann became interested in magic at a very young age and is now the Vice President of The Magic Circle. Building on her degree in wildlife conservation, she has devised a magic show to promote environmental issues, and performed at schools, youth groups and for many organisations (including the Marine Conservation Society, International Institute for Environment and Development and English National Parks). The Good Magic Award will allow Megan Swann to further promote and develop this show, and with a special focus on reaching younger audiences.
Breathe Arts Health Research is a not-for-profit social enterprise that delivers evidence based creative programmes within healthcare and community settings. The Breathe Magic Intensive Therapy Programme (Breathe Magic) supports children with hemiplegia by helping them to learn specially selected magic tricks that improve their motor and bimanual skills, enhance independence, and boost confidence. Each year, Breathe Magic runs several Breathe Magic Camps, and The Good Magic Award will help to promote awareness of this activity, and purchase much needed specialist equipment, apparatus and materials for costumes.
Congratulations to our worthy winners, and thank you to everyone who submitted an application.