Sunderland illusionist needs your votes

Illusionist Dr Mike Pickard needs your votes.
Illusionist Dr Mike Pickard needs your votes.
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A University of Sunderland lecturer needs your votes as he bids to be named the world’s top illusionist.

Dr Mike Pickard has been named in the final top 10 in the international visual science competition, the Best Illusion of the Year. For the first time this year the competition, which runs in the USA and is considered the world’s most prestigious, is open to public votes.

Mike’s work, the ‘The Day it Rained on Lowry’, was created with fellow Sunderland academic Gurpreet Singh, and uses visual illusion to bring the legendary ‘matchstick men’ to life.

People can vote online tomorrow up until midnight at: