It would be nice to be able to afford to buy a "Merlin Award" trophy like so many others. Total BS to magicians, but the laypeople don't know that.
There are three ways a magician can receive the Merlin Award. One is to attend our Merlin Award banquet dinner; this is by invitation only, after the recipient was voted to receive the Merlin Award.
Two is to participate and win a Merlin Award competition in different countries, which is organized by IMS with the event and convention organizers.
And three is for us to travel to the magician’s country and present the Merlin Award to them in their own country.
So, all I really have to do is pay his airfare to somewhere he wants to go and I'm in!