International Award Winning Magician
Alan Watson QSM
See YouTube clip on a short documentary on the Queens Service Medal Investiture of Alan Watson at Government House Wellington on 22nd May 2015 and the history of the New Zealand Royal Honours.
New Zealand Royal Honour:
- 2015 - The Queens Service Medal (QSM) - In the New Years Honors list it was announced that Alan Watson was a recipient of The Queens Service Medal (QSM) - For services as a magician.
- Photo: The Governor-General of New Zealand Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Alan at Government House in Wellington after the presentation.
Highest New Zealand Magicians Award:
- 2006 - The Grand Master of Magic Award - The Supreme Award for excellence for a New Zealand magician
International Magic Awards:
- 2016 - Order of Merlin - Shield - from International President - For a long-standing membership (35 years)
- 2015 - Award of Merit - Academy of Magical Arts - For his tireless work editing and publishing Magic New Zealand, a weekly e-zine distributed to internet subscribers at no charge. Now well past its thousandth issue, it has helped to inform and connect tens of thousands of readers.
- Photo: Jon Armstrong presented Alan with an Award of Merit at the 47th Academy of Magical Arts Awards in Beverly Hills, USA.
- 2015 - Presidential Citation - from The Society of American Magicians President - For his extraordinary support promoting the goals and the values of The Society of American Magicians, his constant efforts to elevate and advance the art of magic, for his many years of performing as a professional magician, for his endless dedication and integrity through his newsletter, sharing important magic news and information across the globe. Alan Watson is a great source of pride to all who know him and all would do well to emulate him as he epitomizes out motto: M-U-M, Magic - Unity - Might.
- 2015 - Alliance of Harry Houdini Award - from The Society of American Magicians - For a long-standing membership (25 years)
- 2010 - Presidential Citation - from The Society of American Magicians President - For his extraordinary support and countless hours of service for the betterment of The Society of American Magicians through Magic New Zealand, enthusiastic participation and willingness to assist with any and all requests made of him as an International Deputy of the Society, and for being a member that all would do well to emulate.
- 2002 - DRAGON Award - from the President of the J.Marberger Stuart Foundation, Inc. - A lifetime achievement award given to a team in Magic who excels in Drama, Romance, Artistry, Glamour, Originality, and Necromancy
- 2002 - The Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum, Inc. have dedicated a wall to winners of the DRAGON Award
- 2006 - Order of Merlin - from International President - For a long-standing membership (25 years)
- 2005 - Presidential Citation - from International President - For his contributions to the advancement of the Art of Magic and to the International Brotherhood of Magicians with continuing interest and donations of time and effort
- 2005 - Best Mental Effect - A Plaque - Linking Ring Awards
- 2003 - Life Member - The International Brotherhood of Magicians
- 2003 - Life Member - The Society of American Magicians
- 2002 - Certificate of Appreciation - from International President
- 1995 - Member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star - (M.I.M.C.*) The highest degree of the world's most prestigious magic society, The Magic Circle, London UK
- 1990 - 1st place - Close-up - 22nd Australian Convention of Magicians
- 1982 - The Peter J. Shield Award - 18th Australian Convention of Magicians - For Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Mentalism
Alan and Michele Watson were recognized internationally by the
J. Marberger Stuart Foundation Inc. in 2002.
The DRAGON Award was presented before an audience of more than 1,400 magicians at the 100th year anniversary of the Society of American Magicians in New York.
Photo: Paul and Debbie Daniels, the previous years winners presenting Alan and Michele with the DRAGON Award.
New Zealand Variety Artists Club Inc. Entertainment Industry Awards:
- 2008 - Top Childrens Entertainer
- 2006 - The Benny - Lifetime achievement - The most prestigious and highest Award of The New Zealand Variety Artists Club Inc.
- 2006 - Life Member - New Zealand Variety Artists Club Inc.
- 2003 - Agnew Excellence Award - Achieving excellence in his chosen field as a professional magician. The citation also acknowledged his dedication and professionalism and saluted his achievements in magic
- 1999 - Scroll of Honour - In recognition for his major contributions and achievements in the professional art of magic and also for his expertise and dedication to introduce cyber technology to the entertainment profession
- 1997 - Shure Golden Microphone - Most Professional Entertainer
- 1997 - Benny Award - Top Magician
- 1996 - Benny Award - Top Magician
- 1995 - Benny Award - Top Magician
- 1995 - Benny Award - Top Childrens Entertainer
- 1994 - Benny Award - Top Magician
New Zealand National Conventions:
- 2001 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 26th New Zealand Convention
- 1999 - 1st place - Highest Aggregate Score - 25th New Zealand Convention
- 1999 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 25th New Zealand Convention
- 1999 - 1st equal - Funniest routine within the Childrens Entertainer Competition
- 1999 - 1st place - Close-up - 25th New Zealand Convention
- 1993 - 1st place - Close-up - 22nd New Zealand Convention
- 1993 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 22nd New Zealand Convention
- 1993 - 1st place - Trade Show - 22nd New Zealand Convention
- 1990 - 1st place - Childrens Entertainer - 21st New Zealand Convention
- 1987 - 1st place - Close-up - 20th New Zealand Convention
- 1987 - 1st equal - Childrens Entertainer - 20th New Zealand Convention
- 1985 - 1st equal - Childrens Entertainer - 19th New Zealand Convention
- 1982 - 1st place - Close-up - 18th New Zealand Convention
Palmerston North Magic Circle Mini Convention:
- 2001 - 1st place - Close-up Competition
- 1988 - 1st place - Close-up Competition
- 1987 - 1st place - Magicana Trophy - My Favourite 3 Minutes Competition
Napier mini Convention:
- 1988 - 1st place - Close-up Competition
- 1988 - 1st place - Quick trick Competition
New Zealand Magicians Club Award:
- 2017 - Life Member - Brotherhood of Auckland Magicians Inc.
- 1981 - Life Member - New Zealand Society of Magicians Inc.