In 2010 Houston magician Ben Jackson became one of the youngest magicians to win 1st place at the World Magic Seminar’s International Close-up Magic Competition in Las Vegas, NV.
He had a lot in common with the presenter, Lance Burton, a former World Magic Seminar winner 30 years prior. Since then Ben has become the go-to choice for event planners around the country as a 2-time international champion of magic. Whether it’s demonstrating elegant sleight-of-hand at private parties or keeping audiences captivated as the master of ceremonies, Ben brings his fresh and creative approach to making any event unforgettable.
Companies contact Ben to spice up meetings, generate buzz at a trade show booth, or to strengthen their message to clients. He has appeared on NBC's TODAY alongside David Copperfield, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, in HOUSTON Modern Luxury, and in the newly released book, Magic’s Most Amazing Stories.
Most recently Ben competed at the 2012 United States National Close-up Magic Competition at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas. He won 1st place, the People’s Choice Awards, and the Medal of Merit: an honor that has only been awarded 7 times since 1902. With an unprecedented “triple win” from the oldest and most prestigious magic society, it’s safe to say that Ben Jackson is taking the magic world by storm.
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1st place Awards
Ben’s sleight-of-hand magic has received some of the most prestigious awards in the magic industry.
- 2012 The Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.): National Close-up Magic Competition (presented by Dr. Paul Critelli in Las Vegas, NV)
- 2010 International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.): International Close-up Magic Competition
- 2010 The World Magic Seminar: International Close-up Magic Competition (presented by Lance Burton in Las Vegas, NV)
- 2009 Florida Magic Convention: State Close-up Magic Competition
- 2008 The Magic Castle: Strolling Olympics Competition (presented by Gay Blackstone in Hollywood, CA)
- 2007 Texas Association of Magicians Convention: State Close-up Magic Competition
- Recipient of the "Silver Medal of Merit" for performance excellence at the 2012 Society of American Magicians National Convention in Las Vegas, NV. This prestigious honor has only been awarded a few times in S.A.M's history.
- Recipient of the "People's Choice Award" at the 2012 Society of American Magicians National Convention in Las Vegas, NV.
- Selected to represent the United States of America and compete at the 2012 F.I.S.M. World Championships of Magic held in Blackpool, England.