Judge Panel

The contest consists of three stages: submission, initial review, gala presentation and election of winners. The initial review is done by a panel of impartial judges, who narrow the submissions down to the Top Ten best entries. The 2005 Top Ten finalists presented their illusions at the gala celebration in A Coruña, Spain. The attendees of the gala voted to choose the First, Second, and Third prize winners.

Stephen L. Macknik (chair)
Barrow Neurological Institute, USA

Paola Bressan
Universita di Padova Via Venezia, Italy

Richard Brown
San Francisco Exploratorium, USA

Patrick Cavanagh
Harvard University, USA

David Eagleman
University of Texas, Houston Medical School, USA

Marcos Pérez
Casa de Las Ciencias, A Coruña, Spain

Al Seckel
California Institute of Technology, USA

Adrienne Seiffert
Vanderbilt University, USA