Announcing the 2017 Cardistry-Con Championship

The Cardistry-Con Championship is an annual competition created with the intention of bringing the best minds and hands in the cardistry to the forefront of the world stage.

How it Works

  1. Beginning March 6th, we will be taking in 15-second application videos for this year’s Cardistry-Con Championship. 
  2. From this pool of applicants, our team of Judges will hand-select 10 cardists to compete in the CCC.
  3. Over the course of several elimination-style video rounds (schedule below), these contestants will be narrowed down to 2 finalists. Both of these finalists will be flown to Los Angeles over the weekend of July 7-9th, where their final videos will be screened for the Cardistry-Con attendees to vote on.
  4. Finally, the winner will be announced at the end of this year’s Cardistry-Con Awards on Sunday, July 9th.


Prizes will be given out to the 3 cardists who make it all the way to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the competition. These will include trophies, a free trip to Cardistry-Con, a stay in the infamous House of Cardistry, and of course, lots of playing cards from our judges and sponsors.

Check out the prize list here for full details on what 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be getting. Be warned: your eyeballs might fall out.


April 24: Round 1 videos due
May 1: Round 1 results
May 15: Round 2 videos due
May 22: Round 2 results
June 5: Round 3 videos due
June 12: Round 3 results
July 8: Final videos debut in LA

July 9th: Results announced at the 2017 Cardistry-Con Awards show