How the CCC works

Over the next few months, a hand-selected group of 10 cardists will showcase their best cardistry through a series of videos that will be scored by our panel of judges. After each round, the top-scoring cardists will progress through to the next round, until only two finalists are left. These two cardists will then be flown to Berlin for this year's Cardistry-Con, where their final videos will be screened in front of a live audience, who will then vote on the winner.


  • Both finalists will be flown to Berlin, Germany for this year's Cardistry-Con on July 8th-10th (see Terms and Conditions below)
  • They will also get to stay in the infamous House of Cardistry, which will house all current and previous headliners.
  • 1st place will receive US$1000 in cash; 2nd will receive US$500.
  • Each finalist will receive an official 1st and 2nd place trophy, respectively.
  • 1st place winner will receive a contract for his/her own custom deck of cards, which will be produced by Art of Play and printed by the US Playing Card Co.
  • And of course, tons of cardistry swag for each of the two finalists, courtesy of our organisers and sponsors.


  • 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 Berlin, Germany for Cardistry-Con 2016 (You need a passport, and must be available from July 8th—July 10th.)
  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to disqualify anyone, at anytime, without notice or reason.
  • Finalists who have already registered for Cardistry-Con will be reimbursed for their registration.
  • Cardistry-Con will cover up to $800 in travel expenses.
  • Finalists who have already booked their travel will be reimbursed up to $800 for travel expenses.
  • You must be respectful of the community and other cardists competing throughout the championships.