The Merlin Award to magic is what the Oscar is to the movies, what the Emmy is for television and what the Tony is for theatre. The Merlin Award is presented to those magicians who have achieved the highest level in their craft, both on the national and international stage. The criteria that the voting members consider are talent, showmanship, originality, skills, and above all the rare ability to entertain under any conditions. Previous winners of this prestigious award are world renowned magicians Siegfried & Roy, Penn & Teller and David Copperfield. Thus, it was a real honour when Keith was presented the award in 2009 for ‘Mentalist of the year’.