Join the 2019 Cardistry-Con Championship

Our goal with the CCC is to put a spotlight on the best cardist in the world. Want a shot at winning $2500, a free trip to Cardistry-Con, a weekend hanging out with all your favorite cardists, and earning a bunch of awesome cardistry swag in the process? Here's your chance to do just that by following these 3 easy steps:

  1. Create a 15-second video of yourself performing your best cardistry, and post this video to your Instagram, YouTube, or Vimeo account. Videos that are longer than 15 seconds will be automatically disqualified and not be considered for the competition. And remember: our judges have seen a lot of cardistry in their day, so the more you can bring something new to the table, the better your chances are of making it into the competition!

  2. Tag your video description with the hashtags #15secondstoimpress, #cardistrycon, and #ccc2019

  3. Once you've done that, come back to this page and post a link to your video to the submission form below. Your entry will only be counted if you do it through the form below, and you are only allowed to enter once. People with multiple entries will be immediately disqualified from the competition.

That's it! You have until 12pm April 1st, California time to submit your entry. After that, we will no longer be accepting any further audition videos.

What happens next?

Once the entry period has ended, our judges will sift through the submissions and hand-pick the Top 16 cardists whom they feel will be the strongest contestants for this competition. Over the course of the next few months, these 16 cardists will compete through a series of online video submissions, with each successive round eliminating more and more cardists until only two remain. These two finalists will be flown to Cardistry-Con in July, and their final videos will be screened live on July 20th for the live audience to vote on. After the votes are tallied, the results will then be announced at the Cardistry-Con Awards on July 21st, where one of the two finalists will be crowned Cardistry-Con Champion 2019.

Click here to view the complete 2019 CCC timeline.


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Terms and Conditions *
If you are under the age of 18 years old, you must have permission from your parent(s) or legal guardian to enter. You must be able and willing to travel to Portland, Oregon USA for Cardistry-Con 2019 from July 19th—July 21st. Entrants from outside the USA will need a passport. Entry into the championships does not guarantee registration to this year's Cardistry-Con. We will only accept the first submission you send us, so do not send us another or we will disqualify you. Failure to submit your trial videos on time will result in immediate disqualification from the championship. Finalists who have already registered for Cardistry-Con will be reimbursed for their registration. Cardistry-Con will cover up to $800 USD in travel expenses. Finalists who have already booked their travel will be reimbursed up to $800 USD for travel expenses. All physical prizes (decks, merch, etc) will be awarded in person at Cardistry-Con Portland; winners also have the option to have these prizes shipped at their own expense. You must be respectful of the community and other cardists competing throughout the championships. We reserve the right to disqualify anyone, at anytime, without notice or reason.