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Two new Magic Lantern Awards: apply!

The Magic Lantern Society is delighted to announce two new awards to support original work on the magic lantern, lantern slides, and optical projection, in memory of two of the leading lights of the subject.

  1. The Mervyn Heard Award
    will be made for the best written work, archival research programme or smaller-scale digitisation project.
  2. The Dick Balzer Award
    will be made for the best project using the magic lantern or lantern slides in a performance or work of art.

Each award comprises a direct payment of £300 to the winner, plus a book of the winner’s choice from the Society’s catalogue of available publications.

Closing date for submissions is 17 November 2019.

Full details are on the Society website at For more information contact