Nice idea on the part of Vienna organising team ! What do China & Spain have to say :-)
"Vienna FISM Grant for Young Magicians
For the first time in the history of FISM conventions, a scholarship will be
offered to young talent magicians who intend to participate in the
competition of FISM2009-Vienna.
Competitors up to 20 years of age are encouraged to apply for the Vienna
FISM Grant for Young Magicians by mailing a completed application form
(available in due time) together with a copy of their passport and a DVD or
videotape of their act (or part of it of 4-10 minutes duration). The Grant
Commission, consisting of the FISM Executive Board and members of the
FISM2009-Vienna Organizing Committee, will keep all application documents in
confidence. The Grant Commission will reach a decision about the awarding of
the grants until 31 December 2008.
The Vienna FISM Grant for Young Magicians will cover:
(a) Registration fee of FISM2009-Vienna
(b) Competition fee
(c) Travel support
In this idea we see a valuable contribution for the urgently necessary
promotion and support of young talent magicians!"